Nutrition in Trauma and Critically Ill Patients

@article{Joseph2010NutritionIT,
  title={Nutrition in Trauma and Critically Ill Patients},
  author={Bellal Joseph and Julie L. Wynne and Stanley J. Dudrick and Facs Rifat Latifi},
  journal={European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={36},
  pages={25-30}
}
Despite significant improvements in the practice of metabolic support of critically ill patients in recent years, malnutrition continues to be common among surgical patients, adding significantly to complications, infections, length of stay, costs, and increased mortality. Furthermore, hypercatabolism is the major metabolic response after major trauma and emergency surgery, making this patient population a unique subgroup of critically ill patients vulnerable to further decline in nutritional… CONTINUE READING
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