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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