10 septembre 2020

Indirect Calorimetry: the 6 main issues

Posted in Scientific

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

A new paper on Clinical Nutrition focused on the decision-making process around IC application for prescription, and individual optimisation of nutritional therapy.

Optimal nutritional therapy requires an individually adapted provision of energy as close as possible to patient's real energy expenditure (EE).

Indirect calorimetry (IC) is the gold standard to measure EE and monitoring the variations over time related to the course of disease or treatments to optimize the energy prescription in line with the concept of personalized and goal oriented medicine.

In this review a few clinical cases illustrate the decision-making process around IC application for prescription, and individual optimisation of nutritional therapy.

The review also describes the latest technical innovations for IC measurements directly mentioning the Q-NRG+ as the best available device: short duration to obtain a stable measurement, high level of precision and ergonomics, at affordable costs. 

Article details:

- Title: Indirect calorimetry: The 6 main issues
- Authors: Achamrah N, Delsoglio M, De Waele E, Berger MM, Pichard C.
- Published in: Clinical Nutrition 2020
- Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clnu.2020.06.024