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Indirect Calorimetry in Clinical Practice

Published inJournal of Clinical Medicine, vol. 8, no. 9
Publication date2019

Indirect calorimetry (IC) is considered as the gold standard to determine energy expenditure, by measuring pulmonary gas exchanges. It is a non-invasive technique that allows clinicians to personalize the prescription of nutrition support to the metabolic needs and promote a better clinical outcome. Recent technical developments allow accurate and easy IC measurements in spontaneously breathing patients as well as in those on mechanical ventilation. The implementation of IC in clinical routine should be promoted in order to optimize the cost-benefit balance of nutrition therapy. This review aims at summarizing the latest innovations of IC as well as the clinical indications, benefits, and limitations.

  • Indirect calorimetry
  • Indirect calorimeter
  • Resting energy expenditure
  • Nutrition therapy
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DELSOGLIO, Marta et al. Indirect Calorimetry in Clinical Practice. In: Journal of Clinical Medicine, 2019, vol. 8, n° 9. doi: 10.3390/jcm8091387
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