Refeeding Syndrome

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Kocer E., Gormez A.

BEZMIALEM SCIENCE, vol.5, no.3, pp.121-125, 2017 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.14235/bs.2016.845
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.121-125
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Refeeding syndrome (RFS) can be defined as a condition with severe electrolyte disturbance and metabolic abnormalities in undernourished patients who are undergoing refeeding. It is a life-threatening condition if not recognized or managed properly. Although there are no universally agreed guidelines on managing RFS, being aware of high-risk groups with close monitoring and a multidisciplinary approach is crucial for prevention as well as management. It is of paramount importance that clinicians are made more aware of this preventable, yet fatal, syndrome. There is also a great need for more randomized controlled trials to be performed, which can guide the clinical practice.