Early enteral nutrition is associated with lower mortality in critically ill children.

  title={Early enteral nutrition is associated with lower mortality in critically ill children.},
  author={Theresa A. Mikhailov and Evelyn M. Kuhn and Jennifer Manzi and Melissa A. Christensen and Maureen L Collins and Ann-Marie Faria Laura E. Hawkinson Ariela C. Greenberg Eboni Brown and Ronald E. Dechert and Matthew Scanlon and Martin K. Wakeham and Praveen S Goday},
  journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition},
  volume={38 4},
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to examine the association of early enteral nutrition (EEN), defined as the provision of 25% of goal calories enterally over the first 48 hours of admission, with mortality and morbidity in critically ill children. METHODS We conducted a multicenter retrospective study of patients in 12 pediatric intensive care units (PICUs). We included patients aged 1 month to 18 years who had a PICU length of stay (LOS) of ≥96 hours for the years 2007-2008. We… CONTINUE READING
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