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Clinical nutrition in critical intensive care

Yin-Yi Han, Sheng-Ru Lai, Jamie S Partridge, Michael Y Wang, Suela Sulo, Fang-Wei Tsao, Refaat A Hegazi
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) often need enteral nutrition (EN) support. For patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), standard EN formulas may not provide ideal nutrients. The purpose was to investigate whether use of a diabetes-specific formula (DSF) could provide clinical and health economic benefits (compared to standard formulas) in critically ill patients with T2D. METHODS: This study was a retrospective analysis of medical records and expenditure data covering a 5-year period (2009-2013) from the hospitalization database of the National Taiwan University Hospital...
October 6, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Jennifer G Jetton, Mark Sorenson
Both acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are seen more frequently in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) as advances in supportive care improve the survival of critically ill infants as well as those with severe, congenital kidney and urinary tract anomalies. Many aspects of the infant's care, including fluid balance, electrolyte and mineral homeostasis, acid-base balance, and growth and nutrition require close monitoring by and collaboration among neonatologists, nephrologists, dieticians, and pharmacologists...
October 6, 2016: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Nahla Tayyib, Fiona Coyer
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers are associated with substantial health burden, but could be preventable. Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs) prevention has become a priority for all healthcare settings, as it is considered a sign of quality of care providing. Intensive care unit (ICU) patients are at higher risk for HAPUs development. Despite the availability of published prevention strategies, there is a little evidence about which strategies can be safely integrated into routine standard care and have an impact on HAPUs prevention...
October 6, 2016: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
Luis A Berrios
More than one-third of the US adult population and 17% of the youth are now obese, and obesity is associated with more than $147 billion a year in health care costs. Critical care nurses should understand the physiological differences and practice guidelines for patients with a body mass index greater than 30. The ABCD approach encompasses key clinical concepts in the management of critically ill obese and morbidly obese patients, including management of airways and breathing, minimizing nurses' back and other injuries, increasing awareness of bias, circulation problems, risks of decubitus ulcers and other skin breakdown, differences in drug calculations and metabolism, limitations in diagnostic equipment and imaging, diet and nutritional recommendations, and concerns with durable medical equipment...
October 2016: Critical Care Nurse
Liane Rabinowich, Julia Wendon, William Bernal, Oren Shibolet
AIM: To assess the practice of caring for acute liver failure (ALF) patients in varying geographic locations and medical centers. METHODS: Members of the European Acute Liver Failure Consortium completed an 88-item questionnaire detailing management of ALF. Responses from 22 transplantation centers in 11 countries were analyzed, treating between 300 and 500 ALF cases and performing over 100 liver transplants (LT) for ALF annually. The questions pertained to details of the institution and their clinical activity, standards of care, referral and admission, ward- based care versus intensive care unit (ICU) as well as questions regarding liver transplantation - including criteria, limitations, and perceived performance...
September 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Zhongheng Zhang, Qian Li, Lingzhi Jiang, Bo Xie, Xiaowei Ji, Jiahong Lu, Ronglin Jiang, Shu Lei, Shihao Mao, Lijun Ying, Di Lu, Xiaoshui Si, Jianxin He, Mingxia Ji, Jianhua Zhu, Guodong Chen, Yadi Shao, Yinghe Xu, Ronghai Lin, Chao Zhang, Weiwen Zhang, Jian Luo, Tianzheng Lou, Xuwei He, Kun Chen, Renhua Sun
INTRODUCTION: Enteral feed is an important component of nutritional therapy in critically ill patients and underfeeding has been associated with adverse outcomes. The article developed an enteral feeding protocol and planed a before-and-after comparative trial to explore whether implementation of enteral feeding protocol was able to improve clinical outcomes. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The study will be conducted in intensive care units (ICUs) of ten tertiary care academic centers...
August 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
Thomas C Hall, Dilraj K Bilku, Christopher P Neal, Jill Cooke, Helena L Fisk, Philip C Calder, Ashley R Dennison
BACKGROUND: Death from sepsis in the intensive therapy unit (ITU) is frequently preceded by the development of multiple organ failure as a result of uncontrolled inflammation. Treatment with omega-3 (n-3) fatty acids (FAs), principally eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), has been demonstrated to attenuate the effects of uncontrolled inflammation and may be clinically beneficial in reducing mortality from organ dysfunction. Fish oil (FO) is a source of EPA and DHA...
September 2016: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
E Bousie, D van Blokland, H J W Lammers, A R H van Zanten
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Overfeeding in critically ill patients is associated with many complications. Propofol, dextrose infusion and citrate dialysis provide non-nutritional calories (NNCs), potentially causing overfeeding. The relevance of NNCs for total caloric intake has not been systematically studied. SUBJECTS/METHODS: We retrospectively studied adult mechanically ventilated intensive care unit (ICU) patients receiving enteral nutrition with or without supplemental parenteral nutrition...
September 14, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Rosa Mendes, Sara Policarpo, Philip Fortuna, Marta Alves, Daniel Virella, Daren K Heyland
PURPOSE: Characterize the nutritional risk of critically ill patients with the modified NUTrition Risk in the Critically ill (NUTRIC) score. MATERIALS: National, multicenter, prospective, observational study conducted in 15 polyvalent Portuguese intensive care unit (ICU), during 6 months. Adult patients were eligible. Those transferred from another ICU or readmitted, brain dead at admission, and with length of ICU stay (LOS) of 72 hours or less were excluded. NUTRIC score was calculated at admission; scores ≥5 represent a high nutritional risk...
August 10, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
B L Fang, S Y Qian, X L Jia, Z Li, J Liu
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the interruptions of enteral nutrition (EN) and it's relationship to prognosis in children with sepsis in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). METHOD: Daily EN intake and reasons for EN interruptions were prospectively observed and recorded in children with sepsis who were admitted to our PICU from November 2012 to April 2013. Clinical prognosis was compared between children with and without EN interruptions by t, rank-sum and χ(2) tests...
September 2016: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
Eva Fuentes, Daniel Dante Yeh, Sadeq A Quraishi, Emily A Johnson, Haytham Kaafarani, Jarone Lee, David R King, Marc DeMoya, Peter Fagenholz, Kathryn Butler, Yuchiao Chang, George Velmahos
INTRODUCTION: Hypophosphatemia has been associated with refeeding malnourished patients, but its clinical significance is unclear. We investigated the incidence of refeeding hypophosphatemia (RH) in the surgical intensive care unit (SICU) and its association with early enteral nutrition (EN) administration and clinical outcomes. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of a 2-year database of patients receiving EN in the SICU. RH was defined as a post-EN phosphorus (PHOS) level decrement of >0...
August 25, 2016: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
Kim Lewis, Zuhoor Alqahtani, Lauralyn Mcintyre, Saleh Almenawer, Fayez Alshamsi, Andrew Rhodes, Laura Evans, Derek C Angus, Waleed Alhazzani
BACKGROUND: Intolerance to enteral nutrition is common in critically ill adults, and may result in significant morbidity including ileus, abdominal distension, vomiting and potential aspiration events. Prokinetic agents are prescribed to improve gastric emptying. However, the efficacy and safety of these agents in critically ill patients is not well-defined. Therefore, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the efficacy and safety of prokinetic agents in critically ill patients...
2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Oellen Stuani Franzosi, Sergio Henrique Loss
INTRODUCTION: Enteral nutrition is an important therapy for severely critically ill patients. The timing and amount of energy have been highly debated. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to directly compare the timing and the caloric targets in critically ill patients. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study conducted at a single center, comparing timing and caloric goal for critically ill patients. Patients were stratified according to the start of nutritional therapy (24, 48, or more than 48 h) and the amount of energy delivered (target adequacy of previously calculated percentage in the first week)...
2016: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
Adam Rahman, Ravi Agarwala, Claudio Martin, Dave Nagpal, Michael Teitelbaum, Daren K Heyland
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is a predictor of poor outcome following cardiac surgery. We define nutrition therapy after cardiac surgery to identify opportunities for improvement. METHODS: International prospective studies in 2007-2009, 2011, and 2013 were combined. Sites provided institutional and patient characteristics from intensive care unit (ICU) admission to ICU discharge for a maximum of 12 days. Patients had valvular, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, or combined procedures and were mechanically ventilated and staying in the ICU for ≥3 days...
August 1, 2016: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Saúl Rugeles, Luis Gabriel Villarraga-Angulo, Aníbal Ariza-Gutiérrez, Santiago Chaverra-Kornerup, Pieralessandro Lasalvia, Diego Rosselli
PURPOSE: Appropriate caloric intake in critically ill patients receiving enteral nutrition is controversial. This study evaluates the impact of different caloric regimens on severity of organ failure measured with Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a randomized prospective controlled trial. Study population included adult intensive care unit (ICU) patients expected to require enteral nutrition for more than 96 hours. Goals in the intervention group were hypocaloric (15 kcal/kg per day) enteral nutrition compared to normocaloric (25 kcal/kg per day) enteral nutrition, both with hyperproteic intake (1...
October 2016: Journal of Critical Care
Pam Ramsay, Guro Huby, Judith Merriweather, Lisa Salisbury, Janice Rattray, David Griffith, Timothy Walsh
OBJECTIVES: To explore and compare patient/carer experiences of rehabilitation in the intervention and usual care arms of the RECOVER trial (ISRCTN09412438); a randomised controlled trial of a complex intervention of post-intensive care unit (ICU) acute hospital-based rehabilitation following critical illness. DESIGN: Mixed methods process evaluation including comparison of patients' and carers' experience of usual care versus the complex intervention. We integrated and compared quantitative data from a patient experience questionnaire (PEQ) with qualitative data from focus groups with patients and carers...
2016: BMJ Open
Ariane Boumendil, Maguy Woimant, Jean-Pierre Quenot, François-Xavier Rooryck, Foued Makhlouf, Youri Yordanov, Samuel Delerme, Khalil Takun, Patrick Ray, Marie-Clément Kouka, Claire Poly, Maité Garrouste-Orgeas, Caroline Thomas, Tabasome Simon, Sylvie Azerad, Guillaume Leblanc, Dominique Pateron, Bertrand Guidet
BACKGROUND: The benefit of ICU admission for elderly patients remains controversial. This report highlights the methodology, the feasibility of and the ethical and logistical constraints in designing and conducting a cluster-randomized trial of intensive care unit (ICU) admission for critically ill elderly patients. METHODS: We designed an interventional open-label cluster-randomized controlled trial in 24 centres in France. Clusters were healthcare centres with at least one emergency department (ED) and one ICU...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
Eurim Jeong, Young Hwa Jung, Seung Han Shin, Moon Jin Kim, Hye Jung Bae, Yoon Sook Cho, Kwi Suk Kim, Hyang Sook Kim, Jin Soo Moon, Ee-Kyung Kim, Han-Suk Kim, Jae Sung Ko
BACKGROUND: Nutritional support is critical for preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). A multidisciplinary nutritional support team (NST) that focuses on providing optimal and individualized nutrition care could be helpful. We conducted a thorough evaluation of clinical and nutritional outcomes in a tertiary NICU following the implementation of an NST. METHODS: This study used a retrospective approach with historical comparisons. Preterm neonates < 30 weeks gestational age or weighing < 1250 g were enrolled...
2016: BMC Pediatrics
Carlos E Pompilio, Paolo Pelosi, Melina G Castro
The increasing number of bariatric/metabolic operations as important alternatives for the treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes brought several concerns about the intensive care of patients undergoing those procedures. Intensive Care Unit admission criteria are needed in order to better allocate resources and avoid unnecessary interventions. Furthermore, well-established protocols, helpful in many clinical situations, are not directly applicable to obese patients. Indeed, difficult airway management, mechanical ventilation, fluid therapy protocols, prophylaxis, and treatment of venous thromboembolic events have unique aspects that should be taken into consideration...
September 2016: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
Oellen Stuani Franzosi, Sergio Henrique Loss
INTRODUCTION: Enteral nutrition is an important therapy for severely critically ill patients. The timing and amount of energy have been highly debated. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to directly compare the timing and the caloric targets in critically ill patients. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study conducted at a single center, comparing timing and caloric goal for critically ill patients. Patients were stratified according to the start of nutritional therapy (24, 48, or more than 48 h) and the amount of energy delivered (target adequacy of previously calculated percentage in the first week)...
2016: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
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