L M Loosbrock

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Total body oxygen uptake (VO2) increases during the transition from machine-assisted ventilation to spontaneous breathing. Since the volume of oxygen consumed by the respiratory muscles must contribute to the increase in VO2 (delta VO2), we explored whether delta VO2 and/or measurements of respiratory power output (Wresp) provide clinically useful(More)
We studied the relationship of caloric needs and total caloric intake in a series of 61 critically ill patients in an intensive care unit. All patients were receiving only central parenteral nutrition. On the basis of the ratio of total caloric intake to resting energy expenditure (REE), the nonprotein respiratory quotient (npRQ), and, when appropriate,(More)
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