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ICU Management

Indirect Calorimetry in Mechanically Ventilated Patients to Assess Nutritional Targets

2021 23 Nov

An overview of the physiological aspects of indirect calorimetry, its limitations in use, the available literature and future prospects for tailored nutrition. Introduction Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) is an essential part of patient care in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting. Similar to mechanical ventilation and haemodynamic... Read more

ICU Management

Volume 16 - Issue 4, 2016

2016 30 Nov

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ICU Management

Indirect Calorimetry to Measure Energy Requirements: From Consensus to Daily Practice

2016 30 Nov

Why Personalize Nutrition Therapy?   The need for personalized nutrition therapy for ICU patients is shown by several observational studies that measured the energy needs of critically ill patients. The 2005 study by Villet and colleagues found that patients with an energy deficit had an increased number of complications, especially infections... Read more