Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics

Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... of course be combined with any one of the forms of treatment and has many advocates. The first plan has the disadvantage, if carried out to the letter, of almost complete starvation during the time of digestive rest. Where this has been modified by attempts at rectal feeding or water is introduced by rectum, physiology has shown that at once peristaltic unrest is set up throughout the entire gastro-intestinal tract and it also gives rise to gastric secretion, although this is denied by some authorities. Von Leube Diet in Ulcer.--In the first type of diet as exemplified by the von Leube cure and modified most satisfactorily by G. R. Lockwood, absolute rest is given for three days and not even water is allowed, but the mouth is kept moist by mouth washes. If after twenty-four to fortyeight hours the thirst becomes too excessive, the Murphy drip is instituted whereby from twenty to fifty drops of normal saline solution are allowed to flow into the rectum each minute, depending on the patient's rectal tolerance. To this Murphy drip there may be added sufficient glucose to make a 2 per cent, solution. It also helps to make the patient relaxed, and comfortable to add 50 grains (3.5 gm.) strontium bromide to the day's allowance. If given continuously about three pints of fluid may be introduced into the system preventing absolutely the thirst which is so trying. In patients who are old, feeble or desiccated by vomiting and insufficient food before hand, the first period of starvation is limited to twenty-four hours. On the second day in these cases, and the third day in sthenic cases, 2 ounces of Celestin or Hopital Vichy is given every two hours and the following day this is alternated with 2 ounces of albumin water, so that liquids are therefore...show more

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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 476g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123659830X
  • 9781236598301