Parenteral nutrition: never say never

  title={Parenteral nutrition: never say never},
  author={Taku Oshima and Claude Pichard},
  booktitle={Critical care},
This review emphasizes the benefits of parenteral nutrition (PN) in critically ill patients, when prescribed for relevant indications, in adequate quantities, and in due time. Critically ill patients are at risk of energy deficit during their ICU stay, a condition which leads to unfavorable outcomes, due to hypercatabolism secondary to the stress response and the difficulty to optimize feeding. Indirect calorimetry is recommended to define the energy target, since no single predictive equation… CONTINUE READING