Early enteral nutrition and outcomes of critically ill patients treated with vasopressors and mechanical ventilation.

@article{Khalid2010EarlyEN,
  title={Early enteral nutrition and outcomes of critically ill patients treated with vasopressors and mechanical ventilation.},
  author={Imran Abd Khalid and Pratik Doshi and Bruno Digiovine},
  journal={American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={261-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of early enteral feeding on the outcome of critically ill medical patients whose hemodynamic condition is unstable. METHODS Prospectively collected data in a multi-institutional medical intensive care unit database were analyzed retrospectively. A total of 1174 patients were identified who required mechanical ventilation for more than 2 days and were treated with vasopressor agents to support blood pressure. The patients were divided into 2 groups: those who… CONTINUE READING