Most preferred route for supplementary nutrition in a case of acute pancreatitis is
a. In most patients (approximately 85–90%) with acute pancreatitis, the disease is self-limited and subsides spontaneously, usually within 3–7 dys after treatment is instituted.
b. Conventional measures include (1) analgesics for pain (2) intravenous fluids and colloids to maintain normal intravascular volume (3) no oral alimentation, ad (4) nasogastric suction to decrease gastrin release from the stomach and prevent gastric contents from entering the duodenum.
c. The use of parenteral nutrition makes it possible to give nutritional support to patients with severe, acute, or protracted pancreatitis who are unable to eat normally.
d. Enteral feeding via a nasojejunal tube infused distal to the ligament of Treitz is associated with a decreased rate of complications, including infection, when compared to total parenteral nutrition.