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Barriers of Bariatric Surgery

  The obesity epidemic continues to affect our population both in the US and worldwide. While there are constant and continuous initiatives to aid in the reversal and management of this dilemma some patients need more support than the traditional intervention program can provide. For patients requiring more aggressive intervention, bariatric surgery may be a […]

Tube Feeding Awareness Week February 5th-9th 2018

February 5th to 9th is Tube Feeding Awareness week. Its estimated that nearly half a million Americans are living with feeding tubes. The focus of Tube Feeding Awareness Week is to promote awareness and acceptance in the clinical and public setting. It is important to highlight the benefits of tube feeding as an essential part […]

Blood Thinners, Vitamin K and the Dysphagia Diet

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Complications related to cardiovascular disease often require pharmaceutical intervention to ensure appropriate management. One common medication that is used is Coumadin (generic-warfarin). Coumadin is an anticoagulant that helps thin the blood, reducing the risk of blood clots and helping overall flow. Because Coumadin […]

A letter of thanks

We strive to do our best in our mission to help people feel better but often are not able to truly understand the impact that we have on our customers.  We were blessed to help a caregiver provide her father with the intervention he needed to not only heal but also improve his quality of […]

Banatrol Plus vs Hyfiber

Because of the similarities between Banatrol Plus and Hyfiber- both are high fiber- there can be some confusion on their use for bowel management. It is important to know their likeness as well as differences to truly be able to utilize both products to their fullest extent. While both products are mainly soluble fiber, it’s vital to understand […]

Clear Liquid Conundrum

Patients often require a clear liquid diet when admitted to the hospital. The clear liquid diet, while often necessary, is very restrictive. Its purpose is to relieve thirst, and prevent dehydration. The components of the diet are typically easily digestible, leaving minimal residue in the gut. Instead of the typical empty calories that often come […]

Protein Bolus to Preserve Lean Muscle Mass

ProSource TF is an amino acid enhanced hydrolyzed collagen liquid protein product. It is water thin and provides 40kcal and 11 grams of protein in each 45ml serving. Because of its components, tolerance is extremely high. Flushing is only required before and after administration to keep the tube patent. Multiple packets can be used with […]

HyFiber and Diabetes

Hyfiber is an ideal product for the diabetic population. Although the carbohydrate content is listed as a total of 14 grams, 12 grams is considered fiber. Polydextrose, an alternative sweetener to sugar, which is the main component of Hyfiber, does not impact the blood glucose levels the same way other sweeteners do. Furthermore polydextrose, also […]

Happiness is ProSource TF

We are happy to help improve the lives of our patients as well as our customers. ProSource TF was formulated to increase the availability, digestion and ease of administration of enterally fed liquid protein users. ProSource TF requires no mixing or diluting. It is water thin, making administration a breeze. ProSource TF is virtually isotonic […]

Gelatein and PDCAAS

Gelatein is  a unique, high quality protein dessert that is appropriate for clear liquid diets, three stages of the dysphagia diet, protein malnutrition, wound healing, diabetic and bariatric surgery patients. It has many wonderful applications. Gelatein is a unique blend of easily digestible hydrolyzed collagen and whey protein isolate. Because hydrolyzed collagen is enzymatically broken […]