Hypocaloric compared with eucaloric nutritional support and its effect on infection rates in a surgical intensive care unit: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Charles2014HypocaloricCW,
  title={Hypocaloric compared with eucaloric nutritional support and its effect on infection rates in a surgical intensive care unit: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Eric J Charles and Robin T. Petroze and Rosemarie Metzger and Tjasa Hranjec and Laura H. Rosenberger and Lin M Riccio and Matthew D McLeod and Christopher A. Guidry and George J. Stukenborg and Brian R. Swenson and Kate F Willcutts and Kelly B O'Donnell and Robert G. Sawyer},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2014},
  volume={100 5},
  pages={1337-43}
}
BACKGROUND Proper caloric intake goals in critically ill surgical patients are unclear. It is possible that overnutrition can lead to hyperglycemia and an increased risk of infection. OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to determine whether surgical infection outcomes in the intensive care unit (ICU) could be improved with the use of hypocaloric nutritional support. DESIGN Eighty-three critically ill patients were randomly allocated to receive either the standard calculated daily caloric… CONTINUE READING
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