Patients InfoCritical illness refers to a wide spectrum of life-threatening medical or surgical conditions usually requiring intensive care, including special nutrition support.
It is accompanied by a certain phase, where the requirement of specific nutrients like protein and energy is increased. Critical illness may be prolonged if nutritional requirements are not met. Additionally, patients suffering from critical illness have impaired immunological functions. This results in an overall bad patient condition and outcome. Consequently, patients should receive special nutrition support as early as possible.
In addition to providing adequate protein and energy it is of the utmost importance that the immune system be supported in critical illness. Specific nutrients like glutamine and omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil are important nutritional substrates for improving immunological functions in critical illness.
Fresenius Kabi offers parenteral and enteral products particularly suited to nutritional support in critical illness.
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