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ICU Management

Nutrition

2019 26 Sep

The critically ill patient is often unable to feed by mouth. This condition, in some patients, can range from days to months. It is imperative that these patients receive macronutrients either through enteral or parenteral nutrition. If they don't, there is a risk of an energy deficit that could lead to loss of lean body mass and subsequently, other... Read more

ICU Management

New ESPEN Guidelines for Nutrition in the Critically Ill: Help, What Happened!?

2019 26 Sep

ESPEN guidelines for nutrition in critical illness have shifted from optimistic anticipative nutritional pharmacotherapy towards cautious and balanced metabolic support. This important new orientation in ICU nutrition management is a consequence of recent strong RCT-based evidence.   Introduction   Recently, the new ESPEN guidelines for critically... Read more

ICU Management

New Trends in ICU Nutrition

2019 26 Sep

The new trends in nutrition management included in the last guidelines are discussed, in particular the route and the dose of calories and proteins recommended. During the last decade, numerous paradigms and dogmas based on observational cohort studies were challenged by the publication of large multicentre prospective randomised controlled... Read more

ICU Management

Oral Nutritional Supplements in the Hospital Demonstrate Significant Health & Cost Benefits

2013 04 Sep

A recent health economics and outcomes study, conducted by leading health economists and supported by Abbott, found that oral nutritional supplements provided to patients during hospitalization were associated with significant reductions in length of stay and hospitalization cost. Additionally, the 30-day readmission risk was significantly reduced for... Read more