Search Tag: resting energy expenditure

ICU Management

Indirect Calorimetry in Critically Ill Patients

2022 10 May

In a new review, the authors identify the pros and cons of indirect calorimetry to estimate resting energy expenditure and define individual nutritional energy targets among critically ill patients.  Indirect calorimetry (IC) is a monitoring tool that provides factual information on metabolism. There is significant evidence to show an important... Read more

ICU Management

Indirect calorimetry still the best REE assessment tool for ventilated patients

2018 13 Aug

Indirect calorimetry (IC) measurement is considered the gold standard for the assessment of resting energy expenditure (REE). It is based on the measurement of oxygen and carbon dioxide consumption (VO2 and VCO2, respectively). Where IC is not possible, REE derived from VCO2 obtained from the ventilator may be the best alternative. However, new... Read more