Comparative effects of early randomized immune or non-immune-enhancing enteral nutrition on cytokine production in children with septic shock

@article{Briassoulis2005ComparativeEO,
  title={Comparative effects of early randomized immune or non-immune-enhancing enteral nutrition on cytokine production in children with septic shock},
  author={George Briassoulis and Olga Filippou and Maria Kanariou and Tassos D Hatzis},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={31},
  pages={851-858}
}
To compare the effect of early enteral feeding using immune-enhancing (IE) vs. non-immune-enhancing (NIE) formulas on cytokines in children with septic shock. A single-center, randomized, blinded controlled trial in a pediatric intensive care unit of a university hospital. We randomized 38 patients with septic shock to either IE or NIE. Feedings were advanced to a target volume of energy intake equal to 1/2, 1, 5/4, 6/4, and 6/4 of the predicted basal metabolic rate on days 1–5, respectively… CONTINUE READING