Feeding critically ill patients: what is the optimal amount of energy?

  title={Feeding critically ill patients: what is the optimal amount of energy?},
  author={Renee D. Stapleton and Naomi E Jones and Daren Keith Heyland},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  volume={35 9 Suppl},
Hypermetabolism and malnourishment are common in the intensive care unit. Malnutrition is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, and most intensive care unit patients receive specialized nutrition therapy to attenuate the effects of malnourishment. However, the optimal amount of energy to deliver is unknown, with some studies suggesting that full calorie feeding improves clinical outcomes but other studies concluding that caloric intake may not be important in determining outcome… CONTINUE READING

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