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Crit Care Clin. 2006 Jan;22(1):151-9, viii.

Dyslipidemia in the critically ill.

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Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, 1015 Chestnut Street, Suite M-100, Philadelphia, PA, 19107, USA. paul.marik@jefferson.edu

Abstract

Total and HDL cholesterol levels fall at the onset of acute illness and the cholesterol levels normalize as the patient recovers. Hypocholesterolemia may predispose the critically ill patient to sepsis and adrenal failure. Early enteral nutrition and tight glycemic control accelerate the recovery of the cholesterol levels.

PMID:
16399025
DOI:
10.1016/j.ccc.2005.08.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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