A critical approach to nutritional assessment in critically ill patients.

@article{Ravasco2002ACA,
  title={A critical approach to nutritional assessment in critically ill patients.},
  author={Paula Ravasco and Mar{\'i}a Ermelinda Camilo and Ant{\'o}nio Gouveia-Oliveira and Sumaiya Adam and Graciela Scalco Brum},
  journal={Clinical nutrition},
  year={2002},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={73-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Nutritional assessment enhances quality of nutritional care, however, its practice bemuses professionals. This prospective study aimed to identify a feasible/informative nutritional parameter in intensive care. METHODS 44 patients (APACHE II: 23.8+/-10.1), age 58.4+/-18.6 years, were evaluated at admission: clinical data, height, weight, body mass index (BMI), tricep skinfold thickness, mid-arm circumference (MAC), mid-arm muscle circumference (MAMC), albumin, total… CONTINUE READING