Table 5

Summary of patients with adverse events (AE) in the polymeric enteral nutrition (PEN) 1 and 2 groups and the steroid group

SteroidsPEN1PEN2
*All adverse effects were mild and did not require therapy withdrawal. However, the amount of diet prescribed in the enteral groups was reduced in three patients (not below 80% of requirements).
Patients with AE1087
No of AE12119
Adverse events*
    Nausea/vomiting054
    Diarrhoea033
    Abdominal cramp011
    Abdominal bloating021
    Acne400
    Moon facies600
    Hyperglycaemia100
    Muscle weakness100