Nutrition support in critically ill patients is not merely simple nutrition, but rather metabolic support. In the last few years, the pharmacological properties of nutrients have been specifically addressed in a new field called pharmaconutrition. This review will offer a deeper insight into this field, focusing on the properties of arginine, glutamine, antioxidants, and ω-3 fatty acids as well as the level of blood glycemia which should be maintained in critically ill patients.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2008|
- Blood glucose
- Critical illness
- Fatty acids, omega 3
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine