Routine use of indirect calorimetry in critically ill patients: pros and cons

Posted on 10 Mai 2022, Scientific

Routine use of indirect calorimetry in critically ill patients: pros and cons

In this new review, the authors identify the pros and cons of Indirect Calorimetry (IC) to estimate Resting Energy Expenditure (REE) and define individual nutritional energy targets among critically ill patients. 

Metabolically efficient walking assistance using optimized timed forces at the waist

Posted on 25 März 2022, Scientific

Metabolically efficient walking assistance using optimized timed forces at the waist

University of Nebraska at Omaha - Department of Biomechanics - relied on COSMED K5 to measure the metabolic cost of walking with a robotic waist tether.

Incidence and affecting factors of pulmonary diffusing capacity impairment with COVID-19 survivors 18 months after discharge in Wuhan, China

Posted on 12 Januar 2022, Scientific

Incidence and affecting factors of pulmonary diffusing capacity impairment with COVID-19 survivors 18 months after discharge in Wuhan, China

Studies have showed that long-term sequelae from COVID-19 may affect human respiratory system, cardiovascular system, nervous system, immune system etc. with a negative impact on the patients’ mental health, well-being and quality of life, but the lungs are the organ most likely to sustain serious impairment from COVID-19.

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.

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