Nitrogen Balance and Protein Requirements for Critically Ill Older Patients

@inproceedings{Dickerson2016NitrogenBA,
  title={Nitrogen Balance and Protein Requirements for Critically Ill Older Patients},
  author={Roland N. Dickerson},
  booktitle={Nutrients},
  year={2016}
}
Critically ill older patients with sarcopenia experience greater morbidity and mortality than younger patients. It is anticipated that unabated protein catabolism would be detrimental for the critically ill older patient. Healthy older subjects experience a diminished response to protein supplementation when compared to their younger counterparts, but this anabolic resistance can be overcome by increasing protein intake. Preliminary evidence suggests that older patients may respond differently… CONTINUE READING