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Parenteral vs. enteral nutrition in the critically ill patient: a meta-analysis of trials using the intention to treat principle
Simpson F, Doig G S
Publisher or Source:
University of York-the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
Type of Media:
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
This review compared standard parenteral nutrition (PN) with standard enteral nutrition (EN) in critically ill patients. Reduced mortality was associated with PN but only in comparison with delayed EN. More infectious complications were noted with PN, although their clinical importance was unclear. The conclusions appear reliable, but the authors highlighted the need for higher quality studies to confirm their findings.
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