New ACG Nutrition Guideline

NutritionGuildelineAuthorsbannerAuthors: Stephen A. McClave, MD, FACG; John K. DiBaise, MD, FACG; Gerard E. Mullin, MD, FACG; and Robert G. Martindale, MD, PhD

Nutrition therapy has emerged as a primary therapeutic intervention for hospitalized patients due to their unique metabolic and immune response to surgery, illness or injury which may be modulated or attenuated by appropriate nutrition. These new ACG guidelines make recommendations and support the role of the gastroenterologist endoscopist as an asset to the Nutrition Support Team in providing optimal nutritional therapy to the hospitalized adult patient.


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Learn More From Dr. Steve McClave on the Latest AJG Podcast 

Steve McClave, MD, co-author of the new ACG Clinical Guideline, speaks with AJG co-Editor in Chief Dr. Brian Lacy about how to recognize nutritionally deficient patients, the most common deficiencies by condition, how to determine if a patient will tolerate enteral feeds, and the pros and cons of orgastric, nasogastric, and jejunal feeding. Dr. McClave dispels some common myths, provides advice on peripheral PN (Don’t do it!), and emphasizes the invaluable support GIs can provide for the nutritional team. (16:25)  Listen to the Podcast