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What’s the Benefit of Enteral Nutrition? Updated Review

2016 24 May

Gunnar Elke, MD, of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein and colleagues have published an updated systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of enteral compared to parenteral nutrition in critically ill patients. The review includes the data from the... Read more

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Nutrition Therapy - ASPEN/SCCM Updated Guidelines

2016 19 Jan

The 2009 American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) nutrition therapy guidelines for critically ill patients have been updated by a multidisciplinary committee of experts in clinical nutrition and are published by ASPEN and the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.The guidelines... Read more

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Standardised Feeding Approach Improves NICU Babies' Growth

2015 05 Mar

Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (OH, USA) have created a new standardised approach for feeding infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The guidelines published in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition helps babies attain full oral feeds sooner, improves their growth and sends them home sooner. Many infants have complicated... Read more

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Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Longer Respiratory Support

2015 08 Jan

Results of a new study show that vitamin D status could influence the duration of respiratory support needed for surgical intensive care patients. The findings are published in the OnlineFirst version of the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN), the research journal of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.).The... Read more

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Volume-Based Feeding For ICU Patients

2014 02 Sep

Although enteral nutrition (EN) or the feeding of patients through a tube is a common practice in an intensive care unit, the problem of underfeeding remains. A usual practice is to have a certain amount of feeding per hour but this is often interrupted by procedures, tests, or emergencies. A better way to reduce underfeeding in ICU patients is to have... Read more

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Parenteral Nutrition Avoids Energy Deficits

2014 31 Aug

Critical illness is characterised by nutritional and metabolic disorders, resulting in increased muscle catabolism, fat-free mass loss, and hyperglycaemia. The objective of nutritional support is to limit fat-free mass loss, which has negative consequences on clinical outcomes and recovery. Early enteral nutrition is recommended by current guidelines... Read more

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