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Meeting protein needs in ICU w/o overfeeding calories.

Screen Shot 2016-06-13 at 1.30.44 PMMost enteral formulas fail to meet protein (+/- carbohydrate) requirements of critical care patients without overfeeding, especially for patients receiving significant non-nutritional energy (NNE) from Propofol,  IV glucose and Continuous  Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) fluid. A new published, peer-reviewed study in ESPEN shows that a combination of high protein feed  and a protein supplement -ProSource TF liquid protein- or protein-glucose  supplement – ProSource Plus liquid protein- should meet the requirements of all critical care  patients based on current guidelines. Importantly, feeding prescriptions need to be proportionally adjusted to allow for calories from NNE sources.
The abstract of the study can be found here:Protein Abstract-final

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