Nutrition support for wound healing in the intensive care unit patient.

@article{Theilla2013NutritionSF,
  title={Nutrition support for wound healing in the intensive care unit patient.},
  author={Miriam Theilla},
  journal={World review of nutrition and dietetics},
  year={2013},
  volume={105},
  pages={179-89}
}
The integumentary system is not considered immediately vital to the survival of the acutely and critically ill patient. The skin, however, is a vibrant organ that functions as a physical and immunological barrier between the external world and the sterile underlying tissues. Preclinical and observational studies depict the deleterious effect of insufficient energy, protein, and micronutrients on wound healing and on pressure ulcer (PU) burden, and demonstrate that serious PUs raise patients… CONTINUE READING
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