Nutrition Support

  • Robert D. Barraco
  • Michael D. Pasquale
  • Ryan A. Lawless


As the population ages, so too does the burden of chronic medical conditions. One important condition often overlooked in elderly patients is malnutrition (up to 70 % in those hospitalized). The recognition and treatment of malnutrition in the elderly differs from the younger population. This chapter will review the assessment of nutritional status, metabolic changes, nutritional deficiencies, management, and palliative care nutrition in the elderly population within the intensive care unit.


Palliative Care Parenteral Nutrition Enteral Nutrition Total Body Weight Indirect Calorimetry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert D. Barraco
    • 1
  • Michael D. Pasquale
    • 1
  • Ryan A. Lawless
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryLehigh Valley Health NetworkAllentownUSA
  2. 2.Department of General SurgeryLehigh Valley Health NetworkAllentownUSA

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