Journal article

Measuring nutrition-related outcomes in a cohort of multi-trauma patients following intensive care unit discharge

K Wittholz, K Fetterplace, M Clode, ES George, CM Maclsaac, R Judson, JJ Presneill, AM Deane

JOURNAL OF HUMAN NUTRITION AND DIETETICS | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Functional recovery is an important outcome for those who survive critical illness. The present study aimed to assess nutrition provision and nutrition-related outcomes in a multi-trauma cohort following intensive care unit (ICU) discharge. METHODS: The present study investigated a prospective cohort of patients discharged from an ICU, who had been admitted because of major trauma and required mechanical ventilation for at least 48 h. Nutrition-related outcomes, including body weight, quadriceps muscle layer thickness (QMLT), handgrip strength and subjective global assessment, were recorded on ICU discharge, days 5-7 post-ICU discharge and then weekly until hospital discharge. Nu..

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