Energy expenditure in the critically ill performing early physical therapy

  title={Energy expenditure in the critically ill performing early physical therapy},
  author={Cheryl Elizabeth Hickmann and J. J. Roeseler and Diego Castanares-Zapatero and Eduardo I. Herrera and Arthur Mongodin and P. -F. Laterre},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
Resting energy expenditure (REE) determination is of high relevance to avoid both overfeeding and underfeeding. We conducted an observational study to determine the impact of early exercise on energy requirements to adjust caloric intake accordingly in critically ill patients. This was a prospective observational study conducted in an intensive care unit in 49 hemodynamically stable critically ill patients and 15 healthy volunteers. Indirect calorimetry (IC) was performed for 15 min at baseline… CONTINUE READING
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