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Clinical nutrition in critical intensive care

Nicolino Ambrosino, Michele Vitacca
Background: Progress in management has improved hospital mortality of patients admitted to the intensive care units, but also the prevalence of those patients needing weaning from prolonged mechanical ventilation, and of ventilator assisted individuals. The result is a number of difficult clinical and organizational problems for patients, caregivers and health services, as well as high human and financial resources consumption, despite poor long-term outcomes. An effort should be made to improve the management of these patients...
2018: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
D Dante Yeh, Eva Fuentes, Sadeq A Quraishi, Jarone Lee, Haytham M A Kaafarani, Peter Fagenholz, Kathryn Butler, Marc DeMoya, Yuchiao Chang, George Velmahos
BACKGROUND: Failure to provide adequate nutrition in the intensive care unit (ICU) may be particularly harmful for patients with prolonged critical illness. We hypothesized that early nutrition inadequacy is more influential for those requiring a longer ICU stay versus those requiring a shorter stay. METHODS: We enrolled 280 adult patients with prolonged surgical ICU stay who were receiving enteral nutrition for >72 hours. Subjects were divided into 2 groups: shortICU (<14 days) and longICU (≥14 days)...
January 2018: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Ayse Gulsah Atasever, Perihan Ergin Ozcan, Kamber Kasali, Taner Abdullah, Gunseli Orhun, Evren Senturk
Background: Gastrointestinal (GI) motility disorders in intensive care patients remain relatively unexplored. Nowadays, the frequency, risk factors and complications of GI dysfunction during enteral nutrition (EN) become more questionable. Aim: To evaluate the frequency, risk factors and complications of GI dysfunction during EN in the first 2 weeks of the intensive care unit (ICU) stay and to identify precautions to prevent the development of GI dysfunction and avoid complications...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
Michael T Vest, Paul Kolm, James Bowen, Jillian Trabulsi, Shannon L Lennon, Mary Shapero, Patty McGraw, James Halbert, Claudine Jurkovitz
BACKGROUND: Clinical practice guidelines recommend enteral nutrition for most patients receiving mechanical ventilation. However, recently published evidence on the effect of enteral nutrition on mortality, particularly for patients who are well nourished, is conflicting. OBJECTIVES: To examine the association between enteral feeding and hospital mortality in critically ill patients receiving mechanical ventilation and to determine if body mass index mediates this relationship...
March 2018: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Kate Fetterplace, Adam M Deane, Audrey Tierney, Lisa Beach, Laura D Knight, Thomas Rechnitzer, Adrienne Forsyth, Marina Mourtzakis, Jeffrey Presneill, Christopher MacIsaac
Background: Current guidelines for the provision of protein for critically ill patients are based on incomplete evidence, due to limited data from randomised controlled trials. The present pilot randomised controlled trial is part of a program of work to expand knowledge about the clinical effects of protein delivery to critically ill patients. The primary aim of this pilot study is to determine whether an enteral feeding protocol using a volume target, with additional protein supplementation, delivers a greater amount of protein and energy to mechanically ventilated critically ill patients than a standard nutrition protocol...
2018: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
Astrid Ruiz-Margáin, Alessandra Pohlmann, Patrick Ryan, Robert Schierwagen, Luis A Chi-Cervera, Christian Jansen, Osvely Mendez-Guerrero, Nayelli C Flores-García, Jennifer Lehmann, Aldo Torre, Ricardo Ulises Macías-Rodríguez, Jonel Trebicka
OBJECTIVE: Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) develops in acute decompensation of cirrhosis and shows high mortality. In critically ill patients, early diagnosis of ACLF could be important for therapeutic decisions (e.g. renal replacement, artificial liver support, liver transplantation). This study evaluated fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21), as a marker of mitochondrial dysfunction in the context of ACLF. DESIGN: The study included 154 individuals (112 critically patients and 42 healthy controls) divided into a training and a validation cohort...
February 24, 2018: Liver Transplantation
Jeanine J Sol, Moniek van de Loo, Marit Boerma, Klasien A Bergman, Albertine E Donker, Mark A H B M van der Hoeven, Christiaan V Hulzebos, Ronny Knol, K Djien Liem, Richard A van Lingen, Enrico Lopriore, Monique H Suijker, Daniel C Vijlbrief, Remco Visser, Margreet A Veening, Mirjam M van Weissenbruch, C Heleen van Ommen
BACKGROUND: In critically ill (preterm) neonates, central venous catheters (CVCs) are increasingly used for administration of medication or parenteral nutrition. A serious complication, however, is the development of catheter-related thrombosis (CVC-thrombosis), which may resolve by itself or cause severe complications. Due to lack of evidence, management of neonatal CVC-thrombosis varies among neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). In the Netherlands an expert-based national management guideline has been developed which is implemented in all 10 NICUs in 2014...
February 23, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
Marlene Wewalka, Andreas Drolz, Berit Seeland, Mathias Schneeweiss, Monika Schmid, Bruno Schneeweiss, Christian Zauner
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Hyperglycemia is common in critically ill patients and associated with increased mortality. It has been suggested that different nutrition formulas may beneficially influence glucose levels in surgical intensive care patients. In this prospective randomized clinical cohort study we investigated glucose homeostasis in response to different enteral nutrition formulas in medical critically ill patients. SUBJECTS/METHODS: 60 medical critically ill patients were randomized to receive continuous fat-based (group A, n = 30) or glucose-based enteral nutrition (group B, n = 30) for seven days...
February 19, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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BACKGROUND: The Augmented versus Routine Approach to Giving Energy Trial (TARGET) is a 4000-patient randomised, double-blind controlled trial designed to evaluate whether enteral delivery of recommended energy goals using a 1.5 kcal/mL enteral nutrition formulation improves clinical outcomes, compared with a 1 kcal/mL enteral nutrition formulation delivered at the same goal rate, in critically ill patients receiving invasive mechanical ventilation. OBJECTIVE: In keeping with best practice, and in accordance with other trials conducted by the investigators, a pre-specified statistical analysis plan has been described and made public before completion of patient recruitment and data collection into the TARGET trial...
March 2018: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
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BACKGROUND: Nutrition is routinely provided to critically ill patients who are mechanically ventilated and remain in the intensive care unit for more than a few days. Nasogastric feeding, which is standard practice for patients who are unable to tolerate oral nutrition, typically delivers less than 60% of the recommended energy requirements. It remains uncertain whether the delivery of about 100% of the recommended energy goals via the enteral route will affect survival and other important clinical outcomes...
March 2018: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
Wen-Si Li, Zhang-Zhang Chen, Yi-Jun Zheng, Ming Zhong, Jie-Fei Ma, Li-Zhen Xuan, Jie-Qiong Song, Qian-Zhou Lv, Du-Ming Zhu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To investigate the clinical outcomes in septic patients receiving parenteral fish oil. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: A prospective, non-randomized, observational clinical study was carried out in 112 patients with sepsis from March, 2013 to May, 2015 in the surgical intensive care unit (SICU) of a tertiaryreferral hospital. The patients were put into one of two groups; either the control or the study group. Patients received the standard treatment of sepsis based on guidelines in the control group...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Camila F A Silva, Simone G de Vasconcelos, Thales A da Silva, Flávia M Silva
The aim of this study was to systematically review the effect of permissive underfeeding/trophic feeding on the clinical outcomes of critically ill patients. A systematic review of randomized clinical trials to evaluate the mortality, length of stay, and mechanical ventilation duration in patients randomized to either hypocaloric or full-energy enteral nutrition was performed. Data sources included PubMed and Scopus and the reference lists of the articles retrieved. Two independent reviewers participated in all phases of this systematic review as proposed by the Cochrane Handbook, and the review was reported according to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines...
January 26, 2018: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
Hui-Bin Huang, Wei Jiang, Chun-Yao Wang, Han-Yu Qin, Bin Du
BACKGROUND: Pharmacologic stress ulcer prophylaxis (SUP) is recommended in critically ill patients with high risk of stress-related gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. However, as to patients receiving enteral feeding, the preventive effect of SUP is not well-known. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate the effect of pharmacologic SUP in enterally fed patients on stress-related GI bleeding and other clinical outcomes. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane database from inception through 30 Sep 2017...
January 28, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Emma J Ridley, Andrew R Davies, Rachael Parke, Michael Bailey, Colin McArthur, Lyn Gillanders, D James Cooper, Shay McGuinness
BACKGROUND: In the critically ill, energy delivery from enteral nutrition (EN) is often less than the estimated energy requirement. Parenteral nutrition (PN) as a supplement to EN may increase energy delivery. We aimed to determine if an individually titrated supplemental PN strategy commenced 48-72 hours following ICU admission and continued for up to 7 days would increase energy delivery to critically ill adults compared to usual care EN delivery. METHODS: This study was a prospective, parallel group, phase II pilot trial conducted in six intensive care units in Australia and New Zealand...
January 23, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Daniel Dante Yeh, Luis Alfonso Ortiz-Reyes, Sadeq A Quraishi, Nalin Chokengarmwong, Laura Avery, Haytham M A Kaafarani, Jarone Lee, Peter Fagenholz, Yuchiao Chang, Marc DeMoya, George Velmahos
PURPOSE: To explore whether psoas cross sectional area (CSA) and density (Hounsfield Units, HU) are associated with nutritional adequacy and clinical outcomes in surgical intensive care unit patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Subjects with at least one CT scan within 72h of ICU admission were included. Demographic, nutritional, radiographic, and outcomes data were collected. Psoas muscle CSA and HU were assessed at the L4-L5 intervertebral disk level. Change (Δ) in CSA and HU overall and per day were calculated...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Critical Care
Tatiana Cathoud do Amaral Paes, Kátia Cansanção Correa de Oliveira, Patrícia de Carvalho Padilha, Wilza Arantes Ferreira Peres
PURPOSE: To evaluate the relationship between phase angle (PA) and nutritional status and the prognostic significance of PA in critically ill cancer patients. METHODS: 31 patients that had been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a center on oncology were evaluated. Their PA was obtained from their bioelectrical impedance within 48 h of the ICU admission. The logistic regression analysis of Cox was used in order to identify the independent predictors of the outcomes...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Critical Care
Esther van Puffelen, Suzanne Polinder, Ilse Vanhorebeek, Pieter Jozef Wouters, Niek Bossche, Guido Peers, Sören Verstraete, Koen Felix Maria Joosten, Greet Van den Berghe, Sascha Cornelis Antonius Theodorus Verbruggen, Dieter Mesotten
BACKGROUND: The multicentre randomised controlled PEPaNIC trial showed that withholding parenteral nutrition (PN) during the first week of critical illness in children was clinically superior to providing early PN. This study describes the cost-effectiveness of this new nutritional strategy. METHODS: Direct medical costs were calculated with use of a micro-costing approach. We compared the costs of late versus early initiation of PN (n = 673 versus n = 670 patients) in the Belgian and Dutch study populations from a hospital perspective, using Student's t test with bootstrapping...
January 15, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Martin D Rosenthal, Amir Y Kamel, Cameron M Rosenthal, Scott Brakenridge, Chasen A Croft, Frederick A Moore
Over the last decade, chronic critical illness (CCI) has emerged as an epidemic in intensive care unit (ICU) survivors worldwide. Advances in ICU technology and implementation of evidence-based care bundles have significantly decreased early deaths and have allowed patients to survive previously lethal multiple organ failure (MOF). Many MOF survivors, however, experience a persistent dysregulated immune response that is causing an increasingly predominant clinical phenotype called the persistent inflammation, immunosuppression, and catabolism syndrome (PICS)...
February 2018: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
Péricles A D Duarte, Jaquilene Barreto Costa, Silvana Trilo Duarte, Sheila Taba, Claudia Regina Felicetti Lordani, Erica Fernanda Osaku, Claudia Rejane Lima Macedo Costa, Dalas Cristina Miglioranza, Daniela Prochnow Gund, Amaury Cesar Jorge
OBJECTIVES: To describe the experience of an outpatient clinic with the multidisciplinary evaluation of intensive care unit survivors and to analyze their social, psychological, and physical characteristics in a low-income population and a developing country. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study. Adult survivors from a general intensive care unit were evaluated three months after discharge in a post-intensive care unit outpatient multidisciplinary clinic over a period of 6 years (2008-2014) in a University Hospital in southern Brazil...
December 2017: Clinics
G D Ceniccola, T P Holanda, R S F Pequeno, V S Mendonça, A B M Oliveira, L S F Carvalho, I de Brito-Ashurst, W M C Araújo
PURPOSE: Malnutrition is prevalent in the intensive care units (ICU), yet, there is a paucity of validated assessment tools. Subsequently, this study evaluates the validity of the malnutrition AND-ASPEN tool as an ICU mortality predictor. METHODS: Patients admitted to a large mixed ICU (72 beds) from 2014 to 2016, were followed during stay and had electronic health records on sex, age, Apache II and baseline nutrition assessment collected at admission. Patients with shortstay (<48h) and missing data were excluded...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
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