[Principles of the measurement of energy expenditure].

@article{Thorin1990PrinciplesOT,
  title={[Principles of the measurement of energy expenditure].},
  author={Dan Thorin and R. Chiol{\'e}ro},
  journal={Agressologie: revue internationale de physio-biologie et de pharmacologie appliquees aux effets de l'agression},
  year={1990},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={59-61}
}
Numerous methods can be used to assess energy expenditure (EE). The Fick method allows an easy calculation of EE in critically ill patients with Swan-Ganz catheters. Indirect calorimetry can be performed using either closed circuit or open circuit techniques. The latter is accurate when the patient is breathing air or low-FiO2 gaz mixture, but inaccurate at… CONTINUE READING