Current clinical nutrition practices in critically ill patients in Latin America: a multinational observational study
OPEN Critical care (London, England) | 27 Aug 2017
KP Vallejo, CM Martínez, AA Matos Adames, V Fuchs-Tarlovsky, GCC Nogales, RER Paz, MI Perman, MITD Correia and DL Waitzberg
Malnutrition in critically ill adults in the intensive care unit (ICU) is associated with a significantly elevated risk of mortality. Adequate nutrition therapy is crucial to optimise outcomes. Currently, there is a paucity of such data in Latin America. Our aims were to characterise current clinical nutrition practices in the ICU setting in Latin America and evaluate whether current practices meet caloric and protein requirements in critically ill patients receiving nutrition therapy.
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