Enterocyte damage in critically ill patients is associated with shock condition and 28-day mortality.


OBJECTIVES Small bowel dysfunction in critically ill patients is frequent, underdiagnosed, and associated with poor prognosis. Intestinal fatty acid-binding protein is a marker of enterocyte damage, and plasma citrulline concentration is a marker of functional enterocyte mass. Primary objective was to identify factors associated with intestinal fatty acid… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31828c26b5