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Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition – Update for 3rd Millennium

Pavel Kohout

Charles University Prague

Dr. Kohut is a general internist (head of Internal department), with a special interest in Gastroenterology, Clinical Nutrition, and Intensive Care. He is the executive committee of the Czech Society for Clinical Nutrition and Intensive Metabolic Care, Executive committee of Czech Society of Nutrition, and a member of Czech as well as European gastroenterology and nutrition societies.


Jiří Vejmelka

Charles University Prague

Jiří Vejmelka is general internist focussed on clinical nutrition and gastroenterology. His main fields of interest represent: human microbiota


Malnutrition Parenteral Nutrition Diet Dietary Regimen Nasogastric Tube Nasojejunal Tube Venous Access Composition of Parenteral Nutrition Critically Ill Gerontology Short Bowel Syndrome Quality of Life

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In this book, the authors should describe the development and the latest findings from the indication, composition and practical implementation of enteral and parenteral nutrition. The main aspects of nutritional support should be discussed in detail in the six chapters of the book.

Malnutrition and its risk are the main indications of nutritional support, which is administered according to the severity of the nutritional risk, patient´s status, tolerance and necessity of speed needed to resolve the condition either by the enteral and/or parenteral route. Individualization of diet regimen by dietitians and selective diet with the administration of oral nutritional supplements is the simplest way of nutritional support.

Enteral nutrition is the method of choice if the digestive tract is functional. The authors should focus on methods of temporary application of enteral nutrition (nasogastric, nasojejunal tubes, methods of their introduction, fixation, and prevention of complications), as well as in the case of long-term indication of enteral nutrition, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy or other forms of nutritional stoma (laparoscopic gastrostomy, jejunostomy, feeding button, etc.) according to anatomical conditions or patient preferences.

Parenteral nutrition is undergoing transformation both in its indications and in its composition, but especially in the safety of introduction of venous catheters and prevention of infections of venous lines - according to new criteria. The authors should focus on the introduction of venous catheters under ultrasound control, PICC, suture-free fixation of venous catheters, its treatment, and venous catheter care standards.

The key chapter is the indication and practical implementation of nutritional support in special situations - in critically ill, gerontology patients, in gastroenterological indication and in perioperative care.
In the planned last chapter, home enteral and parenteral nutrition, their rules, the safety of administration, organization of centers HPN (and/or HEN) and home care, methods of solving complications should be analyzed in detail.

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Date completed: July 3rd 2020

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Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Deadline for full chapters: September 22nd 2020

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Review results due: December 11th 2020

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Expected publication date: February 9th 2021

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About the editor

Pavel Kohout

Charles University Prague

Pavel Kohout MD, Ph.D., assoc, prof, graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Charles University in Prague in 1986. He attended in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Clinical Nutrition. He worked at the internal department of Regional Hospital in Náchod 1987-1992, at the Department of Gerontology and Metabolic Care of Teaching Hospital Hradec Králové 1992 – 2002 and at the Department of Internal Medicine of Thomayer Hospital Prague since 2002. Since 2016 he is the head of the Internal Department. Dr. Kohout taught internal medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Charles University in Hradec Králové 1996 – 2002, Nutrition at the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences at the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice and at this time is teaching internal medicine at the 3rd Faculty of Medicine of Charles University Prague. Dr. Kohout is a general internist (head of Internal department), with a special interest in Gastroenterology, Clinical Nutrition, and Intensive Care. The main points of interest are Celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, human microbiota, parenteral and enteral nutrition, including home parenteral and enteral nutrition, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy.

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