Title

Nutritional Support in the Critically Ill Obese Ventilated Patient

Publication Date

8-22-2017

Document Type

Contribution to a Book

Department

Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging

Disciplines

Human and Clinical Nutrition | Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases

Publication Title

Mechanical Ventilation in the Critically Ill Obese Patient

Editor

Antonio M. Esquinas, Malcolm Lemyze

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Metabolic alterations, Sarcopenic obesity, Indirect calorimetry, Enteral nutrition, Parenteral nutrition

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