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Feeding the intensive care patient.
Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
Publication types: Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish. PDF type: Review
The present review highlights recent findings (focusing on papers published between October 1999 and December 2000) in nutritional support of intensive care unit patients. During the past year, research focused on the use of enteral nutrition versus parenteral nutrition, and on the best composition of enteral nutrition and parenteral nutrition according to the clinical condition of the patient. With regard to enteral nutrition, the pH of nutritional support, the timing of administration and the technique of tube placement were debated. Immunomodulating agents and hormonal manipulations may improve outcomes of critically ill patients, but still warrant further research before they can be recommended for routine clinical use.
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