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.

Indirect calorimetry in critical illness a new standard of care?

Posted on 20 May 2021, Scientific

Indirect calorimetry in critical illness a new standard of care?

Critical illness demands objective, targeted nutritional therapy to prevent adverse effects of underfeeding/ over feeding. Thus, all recent societal guidelines recommend indirect calorimetry use to determine energy needs.

Nutritional management of individuals with obesity and COVID-19: ESPEN expert statements and practical guidance

Posted on 10 May 2021, Scientific

Nutritional management of individuals with obesity and COVID-19: ESPEN expert statements and practical guidance

Among other important risk factors for severe COVID-19 outcomes, obesity has emerged along with undernutrition-malnutrition as a strong predictor of disease risk and severity. Obesity-related excessive body fat may lead to respiratory, metabolic and immune derangements potentially favouring the onset of COVID-19 complications.

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing during the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on 06 May 2021, Scientific

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing during the COVID-19 pandemic

The outbreak of the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection has presented a global public health emergency. Although predominantly a pandemic of acute respiratory disease, corona virus infectious disease-19 (COVID-19) results in multi-organ damage that impairs cardiopulmonary function and reduces cardiorespiratory fitness.

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).

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