A recent peer reviewed study involving 202 ICU’s and nearly 3,000 mechanically ventilated patients published in the February 2017 journal, Critical Care Medicine, further supports the benefits of increasing protein in higher risk ICU patients.
The study examined the link between patients with nutritional risk as evaluated by the NUTrition Risk in Critical Illness score (NUTRIC SCORE) and the impact of increased protein and/or energy on 60-day mortality and “time to discharge alive” (TDA). The authors concluded that the study suggests “patients who have higher NUTRIC score at ICU admission may benefit most significantly from greater protein and energy intake especially during longer ICU stays.” An abstract of the study can be found here: Greater_Protein_and_Energy_Intake_May_Be.2
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