Energy requirements of long-term ventilated COVID-19 patients with resolved SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Posted on 07 July 2021, Scientific

Energy requirements of long-term ventilated COVID-19 patients with resolved SARS-CoV-2 infection.

COVID-19 can rapidly progress into acute respiratory distress syndrome accompanied by multi-organ failure requiring invasive mechanical ventilation and critical care treatment.

The effect of indirect calorimetry guided isocaloric nutrition on mortality in critically ill patients—a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Posted on 30 June 2021, Scientific

The effect of indirect calorimetry guided isocaloric nutrition on mortality in critically ill patients—a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Indirect calorimetry (IC)-guided nutrition might positively affect the clinical outcome of critically ill patients. The objective of this study is to assess the benefit of isocaloric nutrition guided by IC, compared to hypocaloric nutrition, for critically ill patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU).

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.

Association between body composition at term equivalent age and Bayley scores at 2 years in preterm infants.

Posted on 24 May 2021, Scientific

Association between body composition at term equivalent age and Bayley scores at 2 years in preterm infants.

Premature infants often undergo postnatal growth failure and show an altered body composition (BC) at termequivalent age (TEA) with lower fat-free mass (FFM) and increased fat mass (FM) than infants born at term.

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.

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