Prolonged progressive hypermetabolism during COVID-19 hospitalization undetected by common predictive energy equations

Posted on 06 August 2021, Scientific

Prolonged progressive hypermetabolism during COVID-19 hospitalization undetected by common predictive energy equations

Indirect calorimetry (IC) is the gold-standard for determining measured resting energy expenditure (mREE) in critical illness. When IC is not available, predicted resting energy expenditure (pREE) equations are commonly utilized, which often inaccurately predict metabolic demands leading to over- or under-feeding.

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in COVID-19 patients at 3 months follow-up

Posted on 30 July 2021, Scientific

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in COVID-19 patients at 3 months follow-up

Long-term effects of COVID-19 are of utmost relevance. This study aims to determine the functional capacity of COVID-19 survivors by cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET), the characteristics associated with cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) performance and the safety and tolerability of CPET. COSMED system (Quark CPET, COSMED, Rome, Italy) with an electronically braked cycle ergometer was used.

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.

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 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.

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