Research and Clinical Nutrition Solutions
The determination of energy needs is a basic component of nutritional assessment because the balance between energy intake and expenditure may have important health implications. The accurate measurement of energy expenditure is generally accomplished by Indirect Calorimetry (IC), which is considered the “Gold Standard” for determining caloric needs and is indispensable for Nutrition Support Teams providing nutrition care to patients in different departments of the hospital.
COSMED boasts an extensive range of indirect calorimetry solutions in the market that can satisfy specific needs of heterogeneous different application fields: Intensive Care Units (ICU), Enteral/Parenteral nutrition, Nutrition Support Teams (NST), Metabolic Syndrome Counselling and Commercial Weight Management.
Researchers widely recognize that the accurate assessment and tracking of Body Composition can provide key information in both clinical and research settings. Body Composition is the single best way to get the “whole picture” of what’s really going on in the body. Body Composition information can also be used to help monitor and evaluate infant growth patterns, optimize nutritional interventions, obtain important feedback during drug treatments, and improve release criteria.
COSMED patented technology is based on Air Displacement Plethysmography (ADP) and has been validated in over 2.000 published research articles against main Body Composition assessment techniques and are extensively used in research and clinical settings all around the world.