Author Archives: David Marks

Chyle leaks and Xtra Cal

Chyle leak, although uncommon can often be extremely difficult to manage. Chyle leak is a result of the lymphatic fluid excreting from a lymphatic vessel. These leaks happen for a variety of reasons, but most often are related to trauma or lymphoma. The leakage can manifest in a variety of ways, often appearing as an […]

Nutritional Support for Stomatitis and Mucositis

Malnutrition is a common place in the oncology setting. Side effects related to treatment are often to blame. Common side effects impacting a large portion of the oncology population are stomatitis and mucositis. Stomatitis is defined as an inflammation and ulceration of the lining of the mouth and mucositis is an inflammation or ulceration anywhere […]

Banatrol Plus for Short Bowel Syndrome

Dear Medtrition, “Thank you so much!!! Banatrol Plus has made a world of difference to my son.  He has short bowel syndrome and has had such a hard time tolerating tube feed and staying hydrated. But once the hospital started him on Banatrol Plus his stool firmed up. It has helped him absorb more formula […]

Protein and Calories for Dysphagia Patients on a Clear Liquid Diet

Gelatein Plus solves one of the most difficult problems in healthcare: giving ample protein and calories to dysphagia patients or residents who are on clear liquid diets. Gelatein Plus provides 150 calories and 20 grams of high quality protein in 4 ounces of great tasting lemon, pineapple or cherry gelatin. Our Gelatein line of ready-to-eat […]

Medtrition at ASPEN Clinical Nutrition Week

We have just returned from a very successful ASPEN Clinical Nutrition Week conference in Orlando. CNW is a scientific conference attended by medical doctors, nurses and RD’s who specialize in critical care and is a globally recognized event where the most current and cutting edge clinical studies and guidelines are presented. It is well attended by leading facilities across the USA […]

The #1 Choice in Modular Proteins for Tube Feeding

A study published this week in Critical Care Medicine,  “Greater Protein and Energy Intake May Be Associate with Improved Mortality in Higher Risk Critically Ill Patients”  (Crit Care Med 2017;45:156-163)  concluded that “patients who have a higher  NUTRIC score at ICU admission may benefit most significantly from greater protein and/or  energy on 60-day mortality and […]

Major ICU Patient Study Further Supports Benefits of Higher Protein Intake

A recent peer reviewed study  involving 202 ICU’s and nearly 3,000 mechanically ventilated patients published in the February 2017 journal, Critical Care Medicine, further supports the benefits of increasing protein in higher risk ICU patients. The study examined the link between patients with nutritional risk as evaluated by the NUTrition Risk in Critical Illness score […]

Banana Plus for Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease

Banatrol Plus is a combination of 2 soluble fibers – banana flakes and a prebiotic. The primary action of the soluble fibers is to restore the balance of the beneficial bacteria in the gut microbiota which in turn helps such functions as, but not limited to – improved  immune function, decrease in inflammatory cytokines, regulation […]

High Protein Gelatin for Clear Liquid Diets

 High protein Gelatein 20 (sugar free) and Gelatein Plus (150 calories) are ideal for clear liquid diets and are used by thousands of acute care facilities across the globe. “A diet of clear liquids maintains vital body fluids, salts, and minerals; and also gives some energy for patients when normal food intake must be interrupted. […]