Top 100 ICU Papers – Nutrition


Heyland DK, Dhaliwal R, Drover JW, Gramlich L, Dodek P; Canadian Critical Care Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee.
Canadian clinical practice guidelines for nutrition support in mechanically ventilated, critically ill adult patients.
Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 2003; 27: 355-73
Everything you ever wanted to know about ICU nutrition, with an evidence base!
PubMed Abstract

Simpson F, Doig GS.
Parenteral vs. enteral nutrition in the critically ill patient: a meta-analysis of trials using the intention to treat principle.
ICM 2005,31,12-23 Simpson
TPN is better. Better than enteral nutrition, or better than nothing?

Petrov MS, van Santvoort HC, Besselink MG, van der Heijden GJ, Windsor JA, Gooszen HG.
Enteral nutrition and the risk of mortality and infectious complications in patients with severe acute pancreatitis: a meta-analysis of randomized trials.
Archives of Surg 2008,143,1111-1117 Petrov
At last – the surgeons leading the way in feeding pancreatitis patients!

Marik PE, Zaloga GP.
Immunonutrition in critically ill patients: a systematic review and analysis of the literature.
ICM 2008,34,1980-1990 Marik
State-of-the-art, from an immunonutrition enthusiast

Pontes-Arruda A, Demichele S, Seth A, Singer P.
The use of an inflammation-modulating diet in patients with acute lung injury or acute respiratory distress syndrome: a meta-analysis of outcome data.
JPEN 2008,32,596-605 Pontes-Arruda
Break out the Oxepa!

Angstwurm MW, Engelmann L, Zimmermann T, Lehmann C, Spes CH, Abel P et al.
Selenium in Intensive Care (SIC): results of a prospective randomized, placebo-controlled, multiple-center study in patients with severe systemic inflammatory response syndrome, sepsis, and septic shock.
CCM 2007,35,118-126 Angstwurm
Another win for anti-oxidants………..

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