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Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. 2004 Dec;16(4):559-69.

Nutritional support in the critically injured.

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Trinity Mother Frances Health System, 800 East Dawson, Tyler, TX 75701, USA. vjfoxnp@cox-internet.com

Abstract

Nutritional support must be an integral part of the management of trauma victims. This article compares the stress response, a maladaptive response, and starvation, an adaptive process, examines the clinical research regarding total parenteral nutrition and total enteral nutrition, provides an evidence-based approach to initiating nutritional support in critically injured patients, and discusses considerations in selecting nutritional formulas.

PMID:
15571945
DOI:
10.1016/j.ccell.2004.06.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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