Nutrition Support for the Critically Ill Patient A Guide to Practice

ISBN-10: 0849321530
ISBN-13: 9780849321535
Edition: 2005
Authors: Gail Cresci
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Book details

List price: $172.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 2/28/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 712
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

Nutrition Support for the Critically Ill Patient: A Guide to Practice provides state-of-the-art practices and key principles of nutrition support through evidence-based medicine.Following a review of the metabolic alterations that occur during critical illness, this book discusses the nutrient requirements of critically ill patients as well as their needs for specialized nutrients. It covers issues surrounding the delivery of nutrition support to the critically ill, outlines the unique nutritional needs throughout the lifecycle, and describes the special considerations for the diseases and complications that can occur in critically ill patients. The text concludes with professional issues, such as ethical and economic considerations, as well as an extensive list of current references, protocols, tables, figures, and case studiesThis practical reference is written by a distinguished panel of authors who continue to commit their careers to the nutritional support of critically ill patients. It is designed for all critical care practitioners, including physicians, nutritionists, dieticians, nurses, pharmacists, and respiratory therapists.

Metabolic response to stress
Carbohydrate metabolism
Protein and amino acid metabolism : comparison of stressed and nonstressed states
Lipid metabolism : comparison of stress and nonstressed states
Nutrition assessment and monitoring
Energy requirements in the critically ill patient
Macronutrient requirements : carbohydrate, protein, and lipid
Micronutrient and antioxidant therapy in critically ill patients
Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base requirements
Fiber (prebiotics) and probiotics : prevention of ICU infections with bioecological control and symbiotic treatment
Novel (immune) nutrients in critical illness
Parenteral vs. enteral nutrition
Nutrition during low flow states : influence of critical illness on gut function and microenvironment
Parenteral nutrition access for the critically ill
Enteral feeding access in the critically ill
Enteral formulations
Parenteral formulations
Complications of parenteral feeding
Enteral feeding challenges
Drug-nutrient interactions
Pregnancy
Nutrition support for the critically ill neonate
Pediatrics
Geriatrics
Trauma
Burns and wound healing
Solid organ transplantation
Pulmonary failure
Renal failure
Nutrition for the critically ill patient with hepatic failure
Nutrition for the critically ill cardiac and thoracic patient
Traumatic brain injury and stroke
Acute pancreatitis
Nutritional support of the general surgical ICU patient
Systemic inflammatory response and sepsis : a multidisciplinary approach to the nutritional considerations
Nutrition support in patients with cancer and immunodeficiency
Endocrine disorders in the critically ill patient
Feeding the critically ill obese patient
Ethical considerations
Quality and performance improvement
Economic considerations of nutrition in the critically ill

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