Tolerability of Enteral Nutrition in Mechanically Ventilated Patients With Septic Shock Who Require Vasopressors.

@article{Merchan2017TolerabilityOE,
  title={Tolerability of Enteral Nutrition in Mechanically Ventilated Patients With Septic Shock Who Require Vasopressors.},
  author={Cristian Merchan and Diana Altshuler and Caitlin Aberle and John Papadopoulos and David R. Schwartz},
  journal={Journal of intensive care medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={32 9},
  pages={540-546}
}
PURPOSE Enteral nutrition (EN) is often held in patients receiving vasopressor support for septic shock. The rationale for this practice is to avoid mesenteric ischemia. The objective of this study is to evaluate the tolerability of EN in patients with septic shock who require vasopressor support and determine factors associated with tolerance of EN. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a single-center retrospective review of adult patients admitted to the intensive care unit with a diagnosis of… CONTINUE READING