n Southern African Journal of Critical Care - Enterocyte protection - a new goal in ICU nutrition
|Article Title||Enterocyte protection - a new goal in ICU nutrition|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Critical Care|
|Publication Date||Aug 2007|
|Pages||6 - 8|
Enterocytes are among the most metabolically active cells in the body but are the least well supplied with blood even under resting conditions. Maintaining function of enterocytes has benefits that are becoming apparent in terms of improved outcomes from such diverse diseases as colorectal cancer and pneumonia.
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