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V43N7: Nutrition & Metabolic Disease

Recommended Reading

Alverdy JC, Krezalek MA. Collapse of the Microbiome, Emergence of the Pathobiome, and the Immunopathology of Sepsis. Crit Care Med. 2017;45(2):337-347. Free Full Text

    This article supplies an interesting perspective on the role of the intestinal microbiome in determining the clinical presentation and outcomes of sepsis.

Meng M, Klingensmith NJ, Coopersmith CM. New insights into the gut as the driver of critical illness and organ failure. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2017;23(2):143-148.

    This review supplies additional perspective on the roles of the gut and the gut microbiome in critically ill patients.

Rahman A, Hasan RM, Agarwala R, Martin C, Day AG, Heyland DK. Identifying critically-ill patients who will benefit most from nutritional therapy: Further validation of the "modified NUTRIC" nutritional risk assessment tool. Clin Nutr. 2016;35(1):158-162.

    Data from this article support the use of a nutritional risk assessment tool to determine nutritional strategies for critically ill patients.

Wischmeyer PE. Are we creating survivors...or victims in critical care? Delivering targeted nutrition to improve outcomes. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2016;22(4):279-284.

    In this opinion piece, the author makes a strong case for individualizing nutritional management in critically ill patients.