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Controversies in Critical Care Nutrition
This program addresses the quality of evidence supporting early enteral feeding during critical illness. Some large studies comparing outcomes based on trophic vs. full feeds suggest no difference. Enhance your knowledge about why research can be true or false and how the truth relates to reproducibility. Research studies should be evaluated closely, including the study protocol, methods, and study population to determine the quality of evidence. As the gut is the largest organ, playing a significant role during critical illness, learn how the lack of early enteral feeding contributes to the loss of gut barrier defenses, immune dysregulation and progression from a commensal microbiome to a virulent pathobiome.
Stephen A. McClave, MD