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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 12-16

Protein delivery in critical care


Consultant Critical Care, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Peerless Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rimita Dey
Peerless Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jrnm.jrnm_44_19

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Evidence suggests that improving the nutritional status has potential to improve the recovery of critically ill patients. Critically ill patients are at high risk of developing malnutrition due to various factors. Patients who develop sepsis, require prolonged ventilation and therefore are also at risk of developing neuromuscular paresis and have a high risk of mortality. Evidence suggests that improving the nutritional status has potential to improve the recovery of critically ill patients. This article deals with the importance of protein delivery in critically ill patients and how to monitor the adequacy of protein delivery.


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