08 March 2012
Indirect calorimetry in intensive care: an Australian perspective.
A new study examines the role of indirect calorimetry in ventilated ICU patients as an important clinical tool compared to daily estimated energy requirements predicted by the Schofield equation.
Twenty four indirect calorimetry tests were conducted during routine practice using the COSMED Quark RMR.
The study conclusion was that "the Schofield equation significantly overestimated energy requirements when compared to what measured using indirect calorimetry".
The abstract details are the following:
- Title: "Indirect calorimetry in intensive care: an Australian perspective"
- Authors: E. Ridley, A.R. Davies, I.B. Nyulasi, A.T. Tierney, M.J. Bailey. Australian and new Zealand Intensive care research Centre, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
- Published in: Clinical Nutrition Supplements Volume 6, Issue 1, p. 26-27, 2011
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