Monitoring nutritional status in the critically ill adult

  title={Monitoring nutritional status in the critically ill adult},
  author={K. Lakshman and PhD Dr George L. Blackburn},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Monitoring},
Nutritional support is an important aspect of the multidisciplinary approach to critical care medicine. During stress, visceral protein turnover is increased. However, muscle and connective tissue proteolysis is obligatory if the stressful condition persists. Through nutritional support, peripheral protein breakdown is minimized and visceral protein… CONTINUE READING