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ICU Management

Nutrition in the ICU

2019 19 Jun

Patients in the ICU tend to achieve clinical improvement within 3 to 7 days of stay. However, there is a subset of patients who progress to chronic critical illness. This is usually characterised by low-grade persistent inflammation and protein catabolism, also referred to as Persistent Inflammatory Catabolism Syndrome (PICS).  PICS patients... Read more

ICU Management

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