Nutritional support of the elderly patient in an intensive care unit Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Critical Care
  • Nutrition Disorders

abstract

  • Critically ill elderly patients are at high risk to develop protein-energy malnutrition as well as micronutrient deficiencies. They have characteristic metabolic alterations which must be understood in order to provide nutritional support. Current nutritional status can be assessed by clinical and laboratory parameters. The enteral and parenteral routes of administering nutrition and their advantages, disadvantages, complications, and monitoring are discussed.

publication date

  • January 1994

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 8168026

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 31

end page

  • 49

volume

  • 10

number

  • 1