Paul Wischmeyer

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Nutritional support in the ICU

Malnutrition in the critically ill patient Synonyms Starvation Protein-calorie malnutrition Underfeeding Related conditions Marasmus Kwashiorkor Sarcopenia 1. Description of the problem What every clinician needs to know Malnutrition is common in acutely ill patients, occurring in 30-50% of hospitalized patients. This number may be higher in critically ill patients. Hospital malnutrition has been associated with…

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