Prolonged progressive hypermetabolism during COVID-19 hospitalization undetected by common predictive energy equations

Posted on 06 August 2021, Scientific

Prolonged progressive hypermetabolism during COVID-19 hospitalization undetected by common predictive energy equations

Indirect calorimetry (IC) is the gold-standard for determining measured resting energy expenditure (mREE) in critical illness. When IC is not available, predicted resting energy expenditure (pREE) equations are commonly utilized, which often inaccurately predict metabolic demands leading to over- or under-feeding.

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in COVID-19 patients at 3 months follow-up

Posted on 30 Juli 2021, Scientific

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in COVID-19 patients at 3 months follow-up

Long-term effects of COVID-19 are of utmost relevance. This study aims to determine the functional capacity of COVID-19 survivors by cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET), the characteristics associated with cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) performance and the safety and tolerability of CPET. COSMED system (Quark CPET, COSMED, Rome, Italy) with an electronically braked cycle ergometer was used.

Energy requirements of long-term ventilated COVID-19 patients with resolved SARS-CoV-2 infection

Posted on 07 Juli 2021, Scientific

Energy requirements of long-term ventilated COVID-19 patients with resolved SARS-CoV-2 infection

COVID-19 can rapidly progress into acute respiratory distress syndrome accompanied by multi-organ failure requiring invasive mechanical ventilation and critical care treatment.

The effect of indirect calorimetry guided isocaloric nutrition on mortality in critically ill patients—a systematic review and meta-analysis

Posted on 30 Juni 2021, Scientific

The effect of indirect calorimetry guided isocaloric nutrition on mortality in critically ill patients—a systematic review and meta-analysis

Indirect calorimetry (IC)-guided nutrition might positively affect the clinical outcome of critically ill patients. The objective of this study is to assess the benefit of isocaloric nutrition guided by IC, compared to hypocaloric nutrition, for critically ill patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU).

Pulmonary function and COVID-19

Posted on 04 Juni 2021, Scientific

Pulmonary function and COVID-19

A novel study was published on Current Opinion in Physiology to summarise the impact of COVID-19 infection on pulmonary function and to relate this to disease severity and to the clinico-radiological outcomes.

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