Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine

Metabolic Support of the Critically Ill Patient

Editors: Wilmore, Douglas W., Carpentier, Yvon A. (Eds.)

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Nutritional support of critically ill patients is a major treatment modality which will enhance recovery and shorten convalescence. New knowledge has emphasized that much of the organ dysfunction associated with sepsis and altered blood flow is related to oxidative injury. Specific nutrients are highly effective in counteracting these effects and their early administration may attenuate cellular damage and multi-organ failure. Patient outcome may also be enhanced by the route of feeding, administration of newer nutrient combinations, utilization of evolving methods of monitoring and the use of growth factors. This new knowledge has evolved to a new area of metabolic support which is addressed for the first time by a group of international experts. The topics presented and general conclusions are of major importance to the practitioners in this field, for they show, for the first time, a departure from the more traditional approaches of nutritional support in patients with life-threatening diseases.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Measuring Body Composition in Intensive Care Patients

    Hill, G. L. (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Applications of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy to Nutrition and Metabolism

    Jacobs, D. O. (et al.)

    Pages 19-45

  • Muscle Function and Energetics

    Jeejeebhoy, K. N.

    Pages 46-62

  • Muscle Intracellular Ions during Malnutrition and Refeeding

    Pichard, C. (et al.)

    Pages 63-79

  • Estimation of Peroxidative Damage

    Esterbauer, H.

    Pages 80-91

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Metabolic Support of the Critically Ill Patient
Editors
  • Douglas W. Wilmore
  • Yvon A. Carpentier
Series Title
Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine
Series Volume
17
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-85011-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-85011-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-85013-4
Series ISSN
0933-6788
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 441
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