Journal article

Update on nutritional assessment and therapy in critical care

Annika Reintam Blaser, Todd W Rice, Adam M Deane

Current Opinion in Critical Care | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To summarize recent data regarding nutritional assessment and interventions in the ICU. RECENT FINDINGS: Current methods to assess nutritional risk do not allow identification of ICU patients who may benefit from specific nutritional intervention. Early full energy delivery does not appear to improve outcomes at the population level. Specific nutrient composition of formula has been shown to improve glycemic outcomes in patients with hyperglycemia but patient-centered outcomes are unaffected. SUMMARY: Based on recent studies, full energy feeding early during critical illness has no measurable beneficial effect, and may even be harmful, when applied to entire populations. T..

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