Parenteral vs. enteral nutrition in the critically ill patient: a meta-analysis of trials using the intention to treat principle


Controversy surrounds the use of parenteral nutrition in critical illness. Previous overviews used composite scales to identify high-quality trials, which may mask important differences in true methodological quality. Using a component-based approach this meta-analysis investigated the effect of trial quality on overall conclusions reached when standard… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00134-004-2511-2


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