Comparison of different definitions of feeding intolerance: A retrospective observational study
Annika Reintam Blaser, Liis Starkopf, Adam M Deane, Martijn Poeze, Joel Starkopf
Clinical Nutrition | CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE | Published : 2015
BACKGROUND & AIMS: While feeding intolerance (FI) is clinically important in the critically ill it is inconsistently defined. By evaluating definitions of FI based on relationships between symptoms and signs of gastrointestinal (GI) dysfunction and mortality the objective was to define FI using the definition that was most strongly associated with subsequent mortality. METHODS: Data from all adult patients admitted to a single ICU between 2004 and 2011, and who were receiving enteral nutrition (EN), were analysed. The amount of EN administered, presence of absent bowel sounds (BS), vomiting and/or regurgitation, diarrhoea, bowel distension, and large gastric residual volumes (GRVs) were docu..View full abstract
Awarded by Estonian Science Foundation
Awarded by Ministry of Education and Science of Estonia
The authors declare to have no conflict of interest. The study was supported by the Estonian Science Foundation (Grant no. 8717) and the Ministry of Education and Science of Estonia (SF0180004s12).