Technical Report X

Wolfram Demonstrations Project

Enteral Nutritional Design

T Chatzimichail


Enteral feeding refers to the delivery of nutrition directly into the gastrointestinal tract, thereby providing part or all of a patient's caloric and nutritional requirements. To design an enteral nutrition formula, the respective quantities of up to six selected foods (a meat, a cereal, a dairy food, a vegetable, a fruit and an oil) are calculated. It is desired that their combination comply with user-defined specifications: total required calories (10-3000), fraction of protein calories (0.15-0.40), fraction of carbohydrate calories (0.15-0.40) and maximum total water content of the foods (1-3000 ml). The specifications are set using the sliders. The foods are selected using their respective menus. Each menu includes a "None" option.




Chatzimichail T. Enteral Nutritional Design. Technical Report X. Drama: Hellenic Complex Systems Laboratory, 2018.

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