Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Urban Vitality

Protein recommendations in the ICU

Letter to the editor

In the ESPEN guideline for parenteral nutrition in the ICU it is recommended to provide 1.3–1.5 g protein or amino acids per kg ideal body weight (IBW) per day. The purpose is to avoid overfeeding of protein in patients who are either severely obese or oedematous. However, a guide to estimating IBW was not given. In the ICU, the Devine equation based on height is often used, e.g. for deciding tidal volume.


Weijs, P. J. M., Sauerwein, H., Kondrup, J. 'Protein recommendations in the ICU: g protein/kg body weight

Gepubliceerd door  Kenniscentrum Bewegen, Sport en Voeding 16 maart 2012


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