Provision of protein and energy in relation to measured requirements in intensive care patients.

@article{Allingstrup2012ProvisionOP,
  title={Provision of protein and energy in relation to measured requirements in intensive care patients.},
  author={Matilde Jo Allingstrup and Negar Esmailzadeh and Anne Wilkens Knudsen and Kurt Espersen and Tom Hartvig Jensen and Joergen Wiis and Anders Perner and Jens Kondrup},
  journal={Clinical nutrition},
  year={2012},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={462-8}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Adequacy of nutritional support in intensive care patients is still a matter of investigation. This study aimed to relate mortality to provision, measured requirements and balances for energy and protein in ICU patients. DESIGN Prospective observational cohort study of 113 ICU patients in a tertiary referral hospital. RESULTS Death occurred earlier in the tertile of patients with the lowest provision of protein and amino acids. The results were confirmed in Cox regression… CONTINUE READING

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