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10 January 2021

Review of evolution and current status of protein requirements and provision in acute illness and critical care

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American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

This review article summarizes current evidence supporting the role of higher protein intakes, especially during the early phases of nutrition therapy in acute illness, methods for assessing protein requirements, as well as, the currently available high-protein enteral and parenteral nutrition solutions. 

There is sufficient evidence (albeit limited from true randomized, controlled studies) to indicate that earlier provision of guideline-recommended protein intakes may be key to improving patient outcomes and that nutritional therapy that tailors caloric and protein intake to the patients' needs should be considered a desired standard of care.

 

Article details:

- Title: Review of evolution and current status of protein requirements and provision in acute illness and critical care
- Authors: Elisabeth De Waele - Julie Roth Jakubowski – Reto Stocker - Paul E. Wischmeyer
- Published in: Clinical Nutrition - December 2020
- Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clnu.2020.12.032