ea0070aep473 | Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition | ECE2020
, Baptista Patrícia
, França Margarida
, Araújo Correia João
Refeeding syndrome can be defined as the potentially fatal shift in fluids and electrolytes that may occur after the reintroduction of feeding after a period of starvation or fasting in malnourished patients. The hallmark characteristic of refeeding syndrome is hypophosphatemia. However, the syndrome is complex and may also feature abnormal sodium and fluid balance, changes in glucose, protein and fat metabolism, hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia and thiamine deficiency. The underly...