19 December 2013

Resting Energy Expenditure in Critically Ill Burns Patients.

Posted in Indirect Calorimetry, Scientific

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A study by the Australian Alfred Hospital focused on the importance of the measurement of Resting Energy Expenditure of burn patients using indirect calorimetry.

The aim of this retrospective observational study was to compare the accuracy of three predictive equations used for measuring energy expenditure (EE) to Indirect Calorimetry. Trained dietitians performed Indirect Calorimetry using the Quark RMR™ device

The study concludes that "the results affirm our current practice which is to attempt indirect calorimetry on all ICU burns patients".

The study was presented at Australia and New Zealand Burns Association (ANZBA). Details are the following:

- Title: "Resting Energy Expenditure in Critically Ill Burns Patients"
- Authors
: M. Walsh, A. Tierney, E. Ridley, I. Nyluasi, H. Cleland - Nutrition Dept, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The poster can be seen at the following link: click here