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Hospital Malnutrition and Inflammatory Response in Critically Ill Children and Adolescents Admitted to a Tertiary Intensive Care Unit

By Artur F. Delgado, Thelma S. Okay, Claudio Leone, Buford Nichols, Gilda Maria Del Negro and Flávio Adolfo Costa Vaz

Abstract

Critical illness has a major impact on the nutritional status of both children and adults. A retrospective study was conducted to evaluate the incidence of hospital malnutrition at a pediatric tertiary intensive care unit (PICU). Serum concentrations of IL-6 in subgroups of well-nourished and malnourished patients were also evaluated in an attempt to identify those with a potential nutritional risk

Topics: Clinical Science
Publisher: Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2664228
Provided by: PubMed Central

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