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Name of Media:

Early enteral nutrition, provided within 24 h of injury or intensive care unit admission, significantly reduces mortality in critically ill patients: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Author(s):

Doig GS, Heighes PT, Simpson F, Sweetman EA, Davies AR

Publisher or Source:

University of York- the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination

Type of Media:

Medical Journal

Media Originally for:

Critical Care Physicians,Nurses and/or Other Critical Care Medical Professionals

Country of Origin:

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)

Primary Focus of Media:

Pre-Use of PICS Designation

COVID-19 Related:

No

Description:

This review concluded that early enteral nutrition reduced mortality and pneumonia in critically ill patients, but further research was needed to confirm the findings and their generalisability. Given the poor quality of the evidence, the authors' cautious conclusion for further research appears reasonable.

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