Friday, 17 February 2017

Resting energy expenditure in the risk assessment of anticancer treatments

Posted in Scientific News, Research News, Indirect Calorimetry

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This study, published in the Clinical Nutrition Journal, tries to show how abnormal basal energy metabolism can be associated with higher risk in anticancer treatments (like chemotherapy).

Thursday, 09 February 2017

Harris-Benedict Equation and Resting Energy Expenditure Estimates in Critically Ill Ventilator Patients

Posted in Scientific News, Research News, Indirect Calorimetry

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A new study on the American Journal of Critical Care demonstrates the limited reliability of the Harris Benedict Equation as a substitute to indirect calorimetry in critically ill patients undergoing mechanical ventilation.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Influence of different dialysis modalities in the measurement of resting energy expenditure in patients with acute kidney injury in ICU

Posted in Scientific News, Research News, Indirect Calorimetry

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A new prospective cohort study published on ESPEN's Clinical Nutrition Journal evaluated the role and the feasibility of indirect calorimetry (IC) among patients admitted in intensive care units with diagnosis of acute kidney injury (AKI).

Monday, 03 October 2016

Poor Agreement between Predictive Equations of Energy Expenditure and Measured Energy Expenditure in Critically Ill Acute Kidney Injury Patients

Posted in Scientific News, Research News, Indirect Calorimetry

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The reliability of predictive equations versus indirect calorimetry in kidney injury patients has been assessed in this paper published in Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism Journal.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Measure or estimate energy expenditure in spinal cord injury patients? A comparison of indirect calorimetry and commonly used predictive equations

Posted in Scientific News, Research News, Indirect Calorimetry

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A new study published on the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society focuses on energy expenditure after spinal cord injury (SCI) and how commonly used predictive equations tend to overestimate resting metabolic rate (RMR) by 5–32 %.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Resting energy expenditures in haemodynamically compromised cardiac patients

Posted in Scientific News, Research News, Indirect Calorimetry

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The importance of measuring and not estimating Resting Energy Expenditure has been confirmed also for critically ill cardiac patients in a pilot trial published on Heart Lung Vessel Journal.

Tuesday, 09 February 2016

Nutrition support practices in critically ill head-injured patients: a global perspective

Posted in Scientific News, Research News, Indirect Calorimetry

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A new study on Critical Care Journal describes international nutrition support practices in critically ill head-injured patients.

Wednesday, 03 February 2016

Clinical Guide for the Use of Metabolic Carts. Indirect Calorimetry—No Longer the Orphan of Energy Estimation

Posted in Scientific News, Research News, Indirect Calorimetry

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The importance of measuring Resting Energy Expenditure through Indirect calorimetry has been examined and confirmed in a study published on the ASPEN Nutrition in Clinical Practice Journal.

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