Effect of routine intensive care interactions on metabolic rate.

@article{Weissman1984EffectOR,
  title={Effect of routine intensive care interactions on metabolic rate.},
  author={Charles Weissman and Michael Kemper and Michael C. Damask and Jeffrey Askanazi and A I Hyman and John M. Kinney},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1984},
  volume={86 6},
  pages={815-8}
}
The alterations in metabolic (oxygen consumption [VO2] and carbon dioxide production [VCO2]) and hemodynamic (heart rate and blood pressure) parameters caused by various common intensive care activities were examined in a group of 23 mechanically-ventilated critically-ill patients. The observed variations in metabolic rate can be classified into four categories as follows: (a) the lowest energy expenditure, which was associated with sleeping in the majority (83 percent) of instances; (b… CONTINUE READING
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