18 August 2016

Abbreviated Steady State Intervals for Measuring Resting Energy Expenditure in Patients on Maintenance Hemodialysis

Posted in Indirect Calorimetry, Scientific

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A new cross-sectional secondary analysis was published in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN) focusing on issue related to the indirect calorimetry test in hemodialysis patients.

Indirect calorimetry requires a steady state (SS) protocol to determine measured resting energy expenditure (mREE). Achieving stringent criteria for an SS interval may be difficult for patients on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD), as they may become uncomfortable because of the test itself or their health status. The study aim was to explore if a shortened SS interval was within acceptable limits for bias and precision.

The study findings on 125 patients identified that a steady state interval inferior to 10 minutes (eg, 5 minutes) yielded valid REE measurements.

The article details are the following:

- Title: "Abbreviated Steady State Intervals for Measuring Resting Energy Expenditure in Patients on Maintenance Hemodialysis"
- Authors: Olejnik LA, Peters EN, Parrott JS, Marcus AF, Brody RA, Hand RK, Fiutem JJ, Byham-Gray LD
- Published in
: JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2016 Jul

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


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