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DIVINE Nutritional Management in ICU

2019 26 Sep

The following is an overview of the DIVINE trial (Dietary Management of Glucose Variabilty in the ICU) as well as a quick summary of the role of glucose control and outcomes in critically ill patients. The DIVINE study was funded by Nestlé. Clinical studies show that goal nutrition may not result in the best outcomes. Available data suggest that... Read more

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The Metabolic Phenotype of Skeletal Muscle During Early Critical Illness

2019 26 Sep

The Muscle UK Critical Care program was set up 10 years ago and focused on the association between muscle and skeletal muscle wasting to weakness to clinical outcome. There are a total of five pivotal trials, including Bernhard Jonghe et al. 1  and Herridge M. 2  that looked at skeletal muscle weakness and its impact on patients. In the Herridge study,... Read more

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Volume 18 - Issue 1, 2018

2018 16 Mar

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Nutritional challenges in ICU patients

2018 16 Mar

This symposium explored controversial aspects of the nutritional management of patients in the ICU. There are new concepts and old controversies such as the role of permissive underfeeding and the optimal timing of nutrient delivery. Glucose control is also one such area where there is still no widespread agreement on optimal targets for blood... Read more