Journal article

Nutrition Therapy in Australia and New Zealand Intensive Care Units: An International Comparison Study

Emma J Ridley, Sandra L Peake, Matthew Jarvis, Adam M Deane, Kylie Lange, Andrew R Davies, Marianne Chapman, Daren Heyland

JOURNAL OF PARENTERAL AND ENTERAL NUTRITION | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The Augmented Versus Routine Approach to Giving Energy Trial (TARGET) is the largest blinded enteral nutrition (EN) intervention trial evaluating energy delivery to be conducted in the critically ill. To determine the external validity of TARGET results, nutrition practices in intensive care units (ICUs) in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) are described and compared with international practices. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data for the International Nutrition Surveys, 2007-2013. Data are presented as mean (SD). RESULTS: A total of 17,154 patients (ANZ: n = 2776 vs international n = 14,378) from 923 ICUs (146 and 777, respectively) were inc..

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