23 February 2018

Does the use of indirect calorimetry change outcome in the ICU? Yes it does

Posted in COSMED News, English, Indirect Calorimetry, Scientific

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A new study appears on the "Current Opinion on Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic care Journal" highlighting the importance of monitoring nutrition and metabolic status of ICU patients.

The purpose of this review is to highlight recent findings on metabolic monitoring and possible beneficial effects of an adequate nutrition therapy, based on indirect calorimetry as the golden standard to predict energy expenditure

The main conclusion of this study is that "metabolic monitoring by indirect calorimetry is achieving a level in which it can be implemented in critical care practice". Evidence is available to prove that by "guiding nutritional therapy by measured values, it will change outcome of critically ill patients".

The article details are the following:

- Title: "Does the use of indirect calorimetry change outcome in the ICU? Yes it does."
- Authors: De Waele E, Honoré PM, Malbrain MLNG.
- Published in
: Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2018 Mar;21(2):126-129.

The full study can be purchased at the following link: click here


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