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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
Bryan Dotson, Patrick Larabell, Jasmine U Patel, Kristoffer Wong, Lina Qasem, William Arthur, Chaim Leiberman, Peter Whittaker, Steven D Tennenberg
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Parenteral calcium is frequently administered to critically ill patients. However, animal studies demonstrate that calcium administration during critical illness heightens inflammation and leads to shock, organ dysfunction, and mortality. We sought to evaluate the association between calcium administration and adverse outcomes in critically ill patients receiving parenteral nutrition (PN). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort examined before and during a calcium gluconate shortage...
October 12, 2016: Pharmacotherapy
Manoj Kumar Sahu, Anuradha Singal, Ramesh Menon, Sarvesh Pal Singh, Alka Mohan, Mala Manral, Divya Singh, V Devagouru, Sachin Talwar, Shiv Kumar Choudhary
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Adequate nutritional supplementation in infants with cardiac malformations after surgical repair is a challenge. Critically ill infants in the early postoperative period are in a catabolic stress. The mismatch between estimated energy requirement (EER) and the intake in the postoperative period is multifactorial, predisposing them to complications such as immune deficiency, more infection, and growth failure. This study aimed to assess the feasibility and efficacy of enriched breast milk feed on postoperative recovery and growth of infants after open heart surgery...
October 2016: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
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
Hatice Yagmurdur, Figen Leblebici
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This study's main aim was to observe the effects of a fibre-enriched nutrition solution on requisite feeding volume, which is directly proportional to energy intake in mechanically ventilated patients with enteral nutrition. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Some 120 patients who required mechanical ventilation and enteral nutrition with a nasogastric tube were studied. Upon ICU admission, the patient's age, gender, weight, height, comorbidities, diagnosis and APACHE II score were recorded...
December 2016: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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
Mevlut Karatas, Sedat Saylan, Ugur Kostakoglu, Gurdal Yilmaz
OBJECTIVES: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a significant cause of hospital-related infections, one that must be prevented due to its high morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence and risk factors in patients developing VAP in our intensive care units (ICUs). METHODS: This retrospective cohort study involved in mechanically ventilated patients hospitalized for more than 48 hours. VAP diagnosed patients were divided into two groups, those developing pneumonia (VAP(+)) and those not (VAP(-))...
July 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Amit Velagapudi, Matthew McKay, Tasmin Barry, Simon Bann, Susrutha K Wickremesekera
BACKGROUND: Infected pancreatic necrosis develops in approximately one third of patients with necrotizing pancreatitis and can lead to significant morbidity and mortality rates. Historically, open necrosectomy has been the mainstay of management for these patients but is in itself a morbid procedure. In recent times, minimally invasive techniques have evolved to allow a less invasive approach to these patients. Percutaneous catheter drainage of infected pancreatic necrosis is a technique that has been demonstrated to be potentially useful in the treatment of this group of patients...
September 19, 2016: Surgical Infections
Itai Bendavid, Pierre Singer, Miriam Theilla, Michael Themessl-Huber, Isabella Sulz, Mohamed Mouhieddine, Christian Schuh, Bruno Mora, Michael Hiesmayr
INTRODUCTION: To determine the nutrition practice in intensive care units and the associated outcome across the world, a yearly 1 day cross sectional audit was performed from 2007 to 2013. The data of this initiative called "nutritionDay ICU" were analyzed. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A questionnaire translated in 17 languages was used to determine the unit's characteristics, patient's condition, nutrition condition and therapy as well as outcome. All the patients present in the morning of the 1 day prevalence study were included from 2007 to 2013...
August 9, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Shane P Selvanderan, Matthew J Summers, Mark E Finnis, Mark P Plummer, Yasmine Ali Abdelhamid, Michael B Anderson, Marianne J Chapman, Christopher K Rayner, Adam M Deane
OBJECTIVES: Pantoprazole is frequently administered to critically ill patients for prophylaxis against gastrointestinal bleeding. However, comparison to placebo has been inadequately evaluated, and pantoprazole has the potential to cause harm. Our objective was to evaluate benefit or harm associated with pantoprazole administration. DESIGN: Prospective randomized double-blind parallel-group study. SETTING: University-affiliated mixed medical-surgical ICU...
October 2016: Critical Care Medicine
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
Yo-Han Lee, Seok Jeong Lee, Myoung Kyu Lee, Won-Yeon Lee, Suk Joong Yong, Sang-Ha Kim
BACKGROUND: Serum selenium levels are lower in critically ill patients as compared with healthy controls. However, there is no data about the difference in serum selenium levels depending on the severity of lung diseases. We aimed to identify the factors associated with low serum selenium levels in critically ill patients with respiratory diseases. METHODS: A prospective study was performed in 83 patients with respiratory diseases who had admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and general wards...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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
Sumeet Reddy, Michael Bailey, Richard Beasley, Rinaldo Bellomo, Diane Mackle, Alex Psirides, Paul Young
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of Plasma-Lyte (PL)-148 and saline 0.9% (saline) on gastrointestinal (GI) feeding intolerance in mechanically ventilated patients receiving nasogastric (NG) feeding in an intensive care unit. DESIGN AND SETTING: A single-centre pilot study, nested within a multicentre, double-blind, cluster-randomised, double-crossover trial, performed in a mixed medical and surgical ICU. PARTICIPANTS: All adult patients who required crystalloid fluid therapy as part of the 0...
September 2016: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
Cassiana R de Góes, Barbara Perez Vogt, Ana Claudia S Sanches, André L Balbi, Daniela Ponce
BACKGROUND: Currently, the execution of indirect calorimetry, which is considered the gold standard for measuring energy expenditure, is not indicate during dialysis, and it may interfere on nutritional therapy of these patients. This study aimed to evaluate the resting energy expenditure (REE) in patients with severe acute kidney injury treated by different modalities of dialysis and to identify whether dialysis influences on REE. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study that evaluated patients admitted in intensive care units with diagnosis of acute kidney injury AKIN-3, mechanically ventilated, and submitted to conventional hemodialysis (CHD), extended hemodialysis (EHD) or high volume peritoneal dialysis (HVPD)...
August 22, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Sunil Shenvi, Rajesh Gupta, Mandeep Kang, Madhu Khullar, Surinder Singh Rana, Rajinder Singh, Deepak Kumar Bhasin
BACKGROUND: The timing of surgery in patients not responding to percutaneous catheter drainage (PCD) in infected pancreatic necrosis remains challenging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was designed to establish the optimal timings of surgery following PCD in patients with infected pancreatic necrosis (IPN). Patients who did not improve by day 10 after PCD insertion were included in the present study and were randomized to group A (step-up approach as a bridge to surgery) or group B (step-up approach with intention to avoid surgery)...
September 2016: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
Lisa Musillo, Laryssa Marie Grguric-Smith, Edward Coffield, Karen Totino, Jody C DiGiacomo
INTRODUCTION: Nutrition therapy is essential to the care of critically ill patients. Information that is used to calculate the differences between patients' nutrition prescription and actual provision may be flawed due to errors in manually recording the amount of enteral nutrition (EN) provided. This study's purpose was to evaluate the accuracy of the EN volume delivered as recorded in the electronic medical record (EMR) relative to the EN volume retrieved from the EN pump. METHODS: This prospective, blinded, observational study occurred from June 2014 to April 2015 with a total of 218 patients...
September 1, 2016: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
Matilde Jo Allingstrup, Jens Kondrup, Jørgen Wiis, Casper Claudius, Ulf Gøttrup Pedersen, Rikke Hein-Rasmussen, Tom Hartvig Jensen, Theis Lange, Anders Perner
INTRODUCTION: Extensive weight loss has been docu-mented in intensive care unit (ICU) survivors, primarily as the result of muscle loss, leading to impaired physical function and reduced quality of life. The aim of the EAT-ICU trial is to test the effect of early goal-directed protein-energy nutrition based on measured requirements on short-term clinical outcomes and long-term physical quality of life in ICU patients. METHODS: The EAT-ICU trial is a single-centre, randomised, parallel-group trial with concealed allocation and blinded outcome assessment...
September 2016: Danish Medical Journal
Amartya Mukhopadhyay, Jeyakumar Henry, Venetia Ong, Claudia Shu-Fen Leong, Ai Ling Teh, Rob M van Dam, Yanika Kowitlawakul
BACKGROUND & AIMS: For patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), nutritional risk assessment is often difficult. Traditional scoring systems cannot be used for patients who are sedated or unconscious since they are unable to provide information on their history of food intake and weight loss. We aim to validate the NUTRIC (NUTrition RIsk in Critically ill) score, an ICU-specific nutrition risk assessment tool in Asian patients. METHODS: This was an observational study in the medical ICU of a university-affiliated tertiary hospital...
August 12, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
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