Nutritional Support in the Critically Ill Obese Ventilated Patient
Contribution to a Book
Mechanical Ventilation in the Critically Ill Obese Patient
Antonio M. Esquinas, Malcolm Lemyze
Critically ill obese ventilated patients are at higher risk for complications due to metabolic alterations such as glucose intolerance, altered fuel utilization, and greater potential for loss of lean body mass. Indirect calorimetry should be used to assess energy needs. The goal of nutrition support for this population is to provide high-protein hypocaloric enteral feeding.
Metabolic alterations, Sarcopenic obesity, Indirect calorimetry, Enteral nutrition, Parenteral nutrition
Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging
Kasuen Mauldin and Janine W. Berta. "Nutritional Support in the Critically Ill Obese Ventilated Patient" Mechanical Ventilation in the Critically Ill Obese Patient (2017): 281-286. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49253-7_29