An immune-enhancing enteral diet reduces mortality rate and episodes of bacteremia in septic intensive care unit patients.

@article{Galbn2000AnIE,
  title={An immune-enhancing enteral diet reduces mortality rate and episodes of bacteremia in septic intensive care unit patients.},
  author={Crist{\'o}bal Galb{\'a}n and Juan Carlos Montejo and Alfonso Mesejo and Pilar Nogu{\'e}s Marco and Sebasti{\'a}n Celaya and Juan M S{\'a}nchez-Segura and Merc{\`e} Farr{\'e} and David J. Bryg},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={643-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether early enteral feeding in a septic intensive care unit (ICU) population, using a formula supplemented with arginine, mRNA, and omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil (Impact), improves clinical outcomes, when compared with a common use, high protein enteral feed without these nutrients. DESIGN A prospective, randomized, multicentered trial. SETTING ICUs of six hospitals in Spain. PATIENTS One hundred eighty-one septic patients (122 males, 59 females) presenting… CONTINUE READING
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