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Crit Care. 2011;15(6):1015. doi: 10.1186/cc10538. Epub 2011 Dec 2.

Enteral nutrition: better navigation, yet unknown destination?

Abstract

The nutrition dose truly absorbed by a patient is crucial information in the management or the investigation of nutrition during critical illness. In the present issue of Critical Care, assessment of nutritional losses in stools was studied. These losses together with enteral nutrition lost in gastric fluids and enteral nutrition prescribed but never infused make up the difference between the dose supposedly given to a patient and the amount effectively taken up. Additionally, the optimal dosing and timing of nutrition during critical illness are still debated. When enteral nutrition is insufficient, the options are limited.

PMID:
22136401
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PMC3388650
DOI:
10.1186/cc10538
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