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Nutrición Hospitalaria

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FARIAS, María Magdalena; OLIVOS, Cristina  and  DIAZ, Rodrigo. Nutritional implications for the patient undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2015, vol.31, n.6, pp.2346-2351. ISSN 1699-5198.

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for cardiovascular collapse or catastrophic respiratory failure in the critically ill patient imposes a multidisciplinary approach. Nutritional support is one of the issues that must be faced, as this population presents a state of increased metabolic activity, elevated catabolism of protein and rapid accumulating energy deficiency. Provision of adequate nutritional therapy is hard to achieve due to different factors. This article provides a brief overview of the current literature regarding nutritional support during ECMO in adult patients, as no current guidelines address this issue.

Keywords : Extracorporeal membrane life support; ECMO; Nutrition therapy; Nutritional support.

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