Point-Counterpoint: Indirect Calorimetry Is Essential for Optimal Nutrition Therapy in the Intensive Care Unit

Posted on 29 April 2021, Scientific

Point-Counterpoint: Indirect Calorimetry Is Essential for Optimal Nutrition Therapy in the Intensive Care Unit

A major driver leading to the lack of emphasis on timely ICU nutrition delivery is lack of objective data to guide nutrition care. If we are to ultimately overcome current fundamental challenges to effective ICU nutrition delivery, we must all adopt routine objective, longitudinal measurement of energy targets via indirect calorimetry (IC).

Energy expenditure and feeding practices and tolerance during the acute and late phase of critically ill COVID-19 patients

Posted on 12 April 2021, Scientific

Energy expenditure and feeding practices and tolerance during the acute and late phase of critically ill COVID-19 patients

Different metabolic phases can be distinguished in critical illness, which influences nutritional treatment. Achieving optimal nutritional treatment during these phases in critically ill patients is challenging.

Nutritional and metabolic management of the COVID 19 intensive care patient

Posted on 15 March 2021, Scientific

Nutritional and metabolic management of the COVID 19 intensive care patient

Nutritional and metabolic disturbances are observed in patients critically ill with COVID-19. At each step of the progression of the disease, ICU patients with COVID-19 should be carefully evaluated in terms of malnutrition risk and medical nutritional support. 

Energy delivery guided by indirect calorimetry in critically ill patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Posted on 08 March 2021, Scientific

Energy delivery guided by indirect calorimetry in critically ill patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis

The use of indirect calorimetry (IC) is increasing due to its precision in resting energy expenditure (REE) measurement in critically ill patients. Thus, this study aim to evaluate the clinical outcomes of an IC-guided nutrition therapy compared to predictive equations strategy in such a patient population.

ESPEN guideline on clinical nutrition in hospitalized patients with acute or chronic kidney disease

Posted on 12 February 2021, Scientific

ESPEN guideline on clinical nutrition in hospitalized patients with acute or chronic kidney disease

Acute kidney disease (AKD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are highly prevalent among hospitalized patients and they have important metabolic and nutritional consequences. Moreover, in case of kidney replacement therapy the possible impact on nutritional profiles, substrate balance, and nutritional treatment processes cannot be neglected.  

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