Enteral nutrition in the critically ill: a prospective survey in an Australian intensive care unit.

@article{Beaux2001EnteralNI,
  title={Enteral nutrition in the critically ill: a prospective survey in an Australian intensive care unit.},
  author={De Beaux and Marianne Chapman and R. Fraser and Mark Finnis and Bart De Keulenaer and D Liberalli and M Satanek},
  journal={Anaesthesia and intensive care},
  year={2001},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={
          619-22
        }
}
Nutritional support is routine practice in critically ill patients and enteral feeding is preferred to the parenteral route. However this direct delivery of nutrients to the gut is potentially ineffective for a variety of reasons. We performed a prospective audit of 40 consecutive intensive care patients to determine whether enteral feeding met the nutritional requirements of our patients. The ideal requirements for each patient were calculated using the Harris-Benedict equation with an… CONTINUE READING

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