Nutrition Publication

Enteral Nutrition in the Critically Ill Child

Editor(s): E.M. Barksdale. volume 3, issue 2

Over the last three decades, significant progress in thecare of the critically ill child has heightened the awarenessof the role of appropriate nutritional support inimproving survival and long-term outcomes. Sepsis,shock, major trauma and severe inflammation initiate aprofound sequence of hormonal, metabolic andimmunologic events that may increase resting energyrequirements by 30–100%.