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Table 2 Duration of enteral nutrition interruption per episode

From: Interruption of enteral nutrition in the intensive care unit: a single-center survey

Reason for enteral nutrition interruptiona Time, median (IQR), h
Total 5.5 (3.0–10.0)
Gastrointestinal event 6.5 (3.0–14.0)
Airway manipulation 9.0 (5.0–21.0)
T-piece trial 3.0 (2.5–4.5)
Tracheostomy 9.5 (7.5–14.0)
Surgery 29.6 (11.0–34.3)
Intermittent dialysis 6.0 (5.0–8.0)
Procedure outside of ICU 4.0 (3.0–6.0)
ICU procedure 4.0 (2.0–5.5)
Physical therapy 1.0 (1.0–2.5)
Daytime only administration 10.0 (9.0–10.5)
Undetermined 4.0 (2.5–6.0)
  1. aDetailed explanation of each category are documented in the text
  2. IQR interquartile range