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Table 4 Interval from end of procedure to restarting enteral nutrition

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

Reasons for enteral nutrition interruptiona Time, median (IQR), h
Total 1.8 (0.8–4.2)
Airway manipulationb 7.7 (3.0–21.8)
T-piece trial 0.3 (0.2–0.3)
Tracheostomy 3.2 (1.0–3.6)
Surgery 7.0 (1.7–16.8)
Intermittent dialysis 1.0 (0.3–1.8)
Procedure outside of ICU 1.2 (0.5–2.3)
ICU procedure 1.5 (0.7–3.0)
Physical therapy 0.6 (0.3–2.0)
  1. aDetailed explanation of each category are documented in the text
  2. bPatients in whom ventilator weaning and tracheal extubation attempt failed, or patients where clinical load did not allow extubation were not included in this category
  3. IQR interquartile range, ICU intensive care unit