TG Grau

Learn More
BACKGROUND This study was designed to evaluate the effects of a high-protein formula enriched with arginine, fiber, and antioxidants compared with a standard high-protein formula in early enteral nutrition in critically ill patients. METHODS For this study, 220 patients were enrolled in a prospective, multicenter, single-blind, randomized trial in 15(More)
GOAL Lipid infusions of a physical mixture of medium-chain triglycerides and long-chain triglycerides (MCT/LCT) used in peri-operative total parenteral nutrition (TPN) have a lower immunosuppressive effect in laboratory studies than emulsions containing only long-chain triglycerides (LCT). The purpose of the present study was to compare the incidence of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess enteral nutrition complications in a prospective cohort of patients admitted to the ICU. MATERIAL AND METHODS Prospective, multicenter study of patients admitted to the ICU and that received enteral nutrition (EN). Demographical data, main diagnosis, and nutritional and severity indexes were included. Complications were previously(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess parenteral nutrition complications in a prospective cohort of patients admitted to the ICU. MATERIAL AND METHODS Prospective, multicenter study of patients admitted to the ICU and that received total parenteral nutrition (TPN). A 14-item questionnaire was done. Total number of admissions and TPN-treated patients were recorded.(More)
Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the human body and plays an important role in a number of metabolic pathways. Specifically, it is involved in amino acid and nucleotide synthesis, in the tricarboxylic acid cycle and in ureagenesis. Glutamine has been classified as a non-essential amino acid because the body can synthesize it, but under severe(More)
Enteral nutrition has demonstrated to be a useful and safe method to nourish critically ill patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit. Although the time a severely ill patient can stand without nutrition is unknown, accelerated catabolism and fasting may be deleterious in those patients, and the more common recommendation is to start on artificial(More)
In the setting of a multidisciplinary debate, and after reviewing the available evidence as well as the experience from experts, the indications and management guidelines for Complementary Parenteral Nutrition (CPN) in the critically ill patient are established. The conclusion refers to the importance of its indication in all the cases where enteral(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the organoleptic characteristics of two specific nutritional supplements for diabetes (Glucerna SR and Resource Suport) and compare them. SETTING An evaluation was made of 456 patients with Type 2 diabetes (most of them receiving OADs or insulin) from 34 centers. They were non-smoking elderly patients (mean age 73 to (71-78)(More)
An understanding of the effects of antidepressants on sleep can be aided by determinations of tricyclic plasma levels in relationship to sleep. Previous studies have been established that steady state plasma levels of amitriptyline relate to certain aspects of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. The present investigations attempt to replicate the REM(More)