ICU Nutrition Study Bern

NCT ID: NCT00574431


Title
Implementation of an Evidence-based Nutritional Management Protocol in Critically Ill Patients:Does Clinical Outcome Improve?
Purpose
Nutritional treatment has become an essential component of the management of critically ill, due to better knowledge about positive impact of nutritional support. Malnutrition among ICU patients is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, length of stay (LOS) and therefore higher costs.Several studies however suggest, that early implementation of nutritional support is associated with improved clinical outcome, shorter LOS, and decreased infection rates. One of the objectives of this study is to determine if an nutrition protocol can improve the delivery of enteral tube feeding in the ICU.
Details
Conditions
Critical Illness, Starvation, Enteral Nutrition
Keywords
Critical care, Intensive care unit, Early enteral nutrition, Nutritional management protocol
Source
University Hospital Inselspital, Berne
Sponsors
University Hospital Inselspital, Berne, Abbott Nutrition
Status
Completed
Acronym
Last Updated
12 Jul 2015
URL
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Locations
Switzerland