Pulmonary function and COVID-19

Posted on 04 June 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.

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. 

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.  

Pulmonary function and radiological features four months after COVID-19: first results from the national prospective observational Swiss COVID-19 lung study

Posted on 27 January 2021, Scientific

Pulmonary function and radiological features four months after COVID-19: first results from the national prospective observational Swiss COVID-19 lung study

This is the first European study reporting on respiratory follow-up outcomes after SARS CoV-2 infection.

Energy expenditure and indirect calorimetry in critical illness and convalescence: current evidence and practical considerations

Posted on 24 January 2021, Scientific

Energy expenditure and indirect calorimetry in critical illness and convalescence: current evidence and practical considerations

Energy expenditure appears highly variable among critically ill patients and in individual patients during various phases of illness. As a consequence, critically ill patients are at considerable risk of under- or overfeeding during ICU and post-ICU hospital stay, when rough and static estimates are used. The most recent international guidelines recommend regular indirect calorimetry to measure energy expenditure as a proxy for caloric requirement in ICU patients.

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