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The effect of augmenting early nutritional energy delivery on quality of life and employment status one year after ICU admission

DB Reid, LS Chapple, SN O'Connor, R Bellomo, H Buhr, MJ Chapman, AR Davies, GM Eastwood, S Ferrie, K Lange, J McIntyre, DM Needham, SL Peake, S Rai, EJ Ridley, H Rodgers, AM Deane

Anaesthesia and Intensive Care | AUSTRALIAN SOC ANAESTHETISTS | Published : 2016


Augmenting energy delivery during the acute phase of critical illness may reduce mortality and improve functional outcomes. The objective of this sub-study was to evaluate the effect of early augmented enteral nutrition (EN) during critical illness, on outcomes one year later. We performed prospective longitudinal evaluation of study participants, initially enrolled in The Augmented versus Routine approach to Giving Energy Trial (TARGET), a feasibility study that randomised critically ill patients to 1.5 kcal/ml (augmented) or 1.0 kcal/ml (routine) EN administered at the same rate for up to ten days, who were alive at one year. One year after randomisation Short Form-36 version 2 (SF-36v2) a..

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