Epidemiology of interruptions to nutrition support in critically ill children in the pediatric intensive care unit.

@article{Keehn2015EpidemiologyOI,
  title={Epidemiology of interruptions to nutrition support in critically ill children in the pediatric intensive care unit.},
  author={Alysha Keehn and Christina O'Brien and Vera C Mazurak and Kim Brunet-Wood and Ari Robin Joffe and Allan R de Caen and Bodil Mk Larsen},
  journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition},
  year={2015},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={211-7}
}
BACKGROUND Nutrition support is often delayed or interrupted. The aim of this study is to identify reasons for and quantify time spent without nutrition in a mixed medical-surgical-cardiac pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). METHODS Data were prospectively collected to describe the patient cohort (anthropometrics and diagnostic category) and nutrition practices (time to nutrition initiation; frequency, duration, and causes of interruptions; and overall caloric intake). Descriptive… CONTINUE READING
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