Joel Mason, M.D., and Scott Epstein, M.D.
In the last three years, Dr. Mason has received grant/research support from Mead-Johnson Nutritional and also served as a consultant for Mead-Johnson Nutritional.
Dr. Epstein is Associate Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine and Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston.
Dr. Epstein reports no conflict of interest.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from .
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Upon completion of this Cyberounds®
, you should be able to:
- Discuss the prevalence and impact that protein-calorie malnutrition has on the outcome of patients with acute respiratory failure
- Describe which patients benefit most from aggressive nutritional support in the ICU setting, and some of the seminal principles involved in providing such support while minimizing its adverse side effects
- Discuss the rationale behind the use of some of the newer liquid nutritional enteral formulations and discuss whether sufficient evidence exists at present to support their use.