K. Georg Kreymann, Mark H. DeLegge, Gabriele Luft, Geraldine de Heer
Abstract:Hypocaloric, high protein feeding regimens have been proposed for feeding obese critically ill patients. However, the exact amount of energy and protein that should be provided to the obese patients with these regimens is still under discussion. Furthermore, the body compartment to be used as a reference for appropriate protein dosing has not yet been determined. While both actual and ideal body weight have been proposed, neither is an accurate reflection of total body protein content in obese individuals. Alt…
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