Critical Care Nutrition Therapy for Non-nutritionists

  • Mette M. Berger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Mette M. Berger
    Pages 1-13
  3. Itai Bendavid, Pierre Singer
    Pages 15-28
  4. Tobias Wollersheim, Michael C. Müller, Steffen Weber-Carstens
    Pages 29-39
  5. Annika Reintam-Blaser, Heleen M. Oudemans-van Straaten
    Pages 41-65
  6. Hervé Quintard, Carole Ichai
    Pages 67-76
  7. Olivier Pantet, Mette M. Berger
    Pages 77-87
  8. David C. Frankenfield
    Pages 89-98
  9. Jean-Michel Constantin, Lionel Bouvet, Sébastien Perbet
    Pages 111-121
  10. Luboš Sobotka
    Pages 123-131
  11. Michael A. Via, Jeffrey I. Mechanick
    Pages 149-160
  12. Mélanie Charrière, Mette M. Berger
    Pages 161-175
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 177-179

About this book


This book offers a pragmatic approach to day-to-day metabolic and nutritional care based on physiological considerations. Due to the numerous controversial trials published in the last 15 years, there is no clear guidance for intensive care physicians regarding the metabolic and nutritional management of patients. This has resulted in a return to underfeeding and related complications in most ICUs worldwide as shown by the latest Nutrition Day data. Using a structured, logical approach, the book examines practical solutions for artificial feeding in complex areas of critical care (brain injuries, burns, cardiac failure, ECMO, intestinal failure, long term patient, renal failure, metabolic diseases, obesity, old patients) and discusses measurement of the results of metabolic interventions. It also includes dedicated chapters focusing on specific problems, in order to avoid complications. Critical Care Nutrition Therapy for Non-nutritionists is a valuable resource for all general ICUs and ICU subspecialties such as cardiovascular, neuro, gastrointestinal and burns ICUs.


Cardiac failure Renal failure ECMO Obesity Major burns Intestinal failure Monitoring Metabolic diseases Diabetes Liver

Editors and affiliations

  • Mette M. Berger
    • 1
  1. 1.Service of Intensive Care Medicine and BurnsLausanne University Hospital (CHUV)LausanneSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-58651-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-58652-6
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