Caloric requirement of the critically ill septic patient.

  title={Caloric requirement of the critically ill septic patient.},
  author={H M Shizgal and Mar{\'i}a Rodr{\'i}guez Mart{\'i}n},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  volume={16 4},
The caloric requirement of the critically ill septic patient was determined by measuring body composition, by multiple isotope dilution, before and at 2-wk intervals while receiving total parenteral nutrition (TPN) in 86 septic and 57 nonseptic malnourished patients. All patients received a TPN solution containing 25% dextrose and 2.75% crystalline amino acids. The body composition of the nonseptic patients, who received 51.9 +/- 1.5 kcal/, improved significantly, while that of the septic… CONTINUE READING

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