Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lii
  2. General Aspects: General Conditions in the Severely Ill

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Laurence Busse, Danielle Davison, Lakhmir Chawla, Priscilla Jang
      Pages 3-19
    3. Phil Ayers, Carman Dixon, Andrew Mays, D. Timothy Cannon
      Pages 21-33
    4. Jennifer M. Newton, Andrew Aronsohn, Donald M. Jensen
      Pages 35-48
    5. Corrine Hanson, Eric P. A. Rutten, Christina Rollins, Stephanie Dobak
      Pages 49-61
    6. Abelardo Garcia-de-Lorenzo y Mateos, Juan Carlos Montejo González, Manuel Quintana Diaz
      Pages 63-74
    7. Foteini Economidou, Evangelia Douka, Marinella Tzanela, Stylianos Orfanos, Anastasia Kotanidou
      Pages 91-104
    8. Antonia Koutsoukou, Magdalini Kyriakopoulou, Anastasia Kotanidou, Foteini Economidou
      Pages 105-118
    9. Mirna Marques, Lies Langouche
      Pages 119-129
    10. Steven J. Martin, Celeste A. Sejnowski
      Pages 131-142
    11. Dena Arumugam, Stephen C. Gale, Steve E. Calvano
      Pages 153-162
    12. Arved Weimann, Dominique Ludwig
      Pages 163-176
    13. Mandy L. Corrigan, Arlene A. Escuro
      Pages 177-188
    14. Martin Hübner, Yannick Cerantola, Markus Schäfer, Nicolas Demartines
      Pages 189-201
    15. Ruqaiya M. Al Balushi, Jennifer D. Paratz, Jeremy Cohen, Merrilyn Banks
      Pages 203-218
    16. Sylvie Caspar-Bauguil, Michelle Genestal
      Pages 219-233
    17. Tatiana Souza Lopes de Guerra, Norma Guimarães Marshall, Simone Sotero Mendonça
      Pages 235-248

About this book


Finding all the information necessary to treat or meet the nutritional requirements of patients who are severely ill or establish new protocols has historically been problematic. This is addressed in Diet and Nutrition in Critical Care. This major reference work encapsulates the latest treatments and procedures to meet the dietary and nutritional needs of the critically ill. Where evidence is available this is presented. However, where evidence is absent, the authors highlight this and provide guidance based on their analysis of other available data and their clinical experience. Diet and Nutrition in Critical Care is a two volume set which addresses the needs of all those concerned with diet and nutrition in the critically ill and covers General Aspects, Enteral Aspects, and Parenteral Aspects. Each volume is stand alone and is further divided into separate sections. The Sections in the General Aspects are:

General conditions in the severely ill
General metabolic effects and treatments
Assessment protocols
General nutritional aspects
Specific nutrients
Adverse aspects 

The next two volumes Enteral Aspects and Parenteral Aspects contain the following sections:

General aspects and methods
Specific nutrients
Specific conditions
Adverse aspects and outcomes
Comparisons or dual parenteral and enteral support or transitions Preclinical studies

The authors recognise the limitations in simplistic divisions and there is always difficulty in categorising treatment regimens. For example, some regimens involve transitions from one feeding protocol to another or the development of co-morbid conditions and in some cases enteral support may be supplemented with parenteral support. This complexity however, is addressed by the excellent indexing system. Contributors are authors of international and national standing, leaders in the field and trendsetters. Emerging fields of

science and important discoveries relating to artificial support will also be incorporated into Diet and Nutrition in Critical Care. This volume represents a one stop shop of material related to enteral and parenteral support and is essential reading for those specialising in intensive and critical care, dietitians, nutritionists, gastroenterologists, cardiologists, pharmacologists, health care professionals, research scientists, molecular or cellular biochemists, general practitioners as well as those interested in diet and nutrition in general.


Critical Care Diet Enteral Nutrition Metabolic Effects Nutrition Parenteral Nutrition

Editors and affiliations

  • Rajkumar Rajendram
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Victor R. Preedy
    • 4
  • Vinood B. Patel
    • 5
  1. 1.Royal Free London HospitalsBarnet General HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Division of Diabetes & Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences & MedicineKing’s College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.King Khalid University HospitalKing Saud University Medical CityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  4. 4.Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Division of Diabetes & Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences & MedicineKing’s College LondonLondonUK
  5. 5.Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Science & TechnologyUniversity of WestminsterLondonUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-7837-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-7836-2
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