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Review: timing or administration route of nutritional support does not affect death or disability in head injury

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Q In patients with head injury, does timing or route of nutritional support affect morbidity and mortality?


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Cochrane Injuries Group specialised register, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Medline, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, Web of Science, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, National Research Register, ZETOC, and reference lists of identified studies and reviews.

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randomised controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating timing (early v delayed) or administration routes (parenteral v enteral or gastric v jejunal enteral) of nutritional support in patients with acute traumatic brain injury of any severity. 11 …

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  • For correspondence: Dr P Perel, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK. pablo.perel{at}

  • Source of funding: not stated.