Behind the ESPEN guidelines on parenteral nutrition in the ICU

P. Singer, H. Shapiro, I. Bendavid

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Enteral nutrition (EN) is a well established approach to nutritional support in the ICU. Parenteral nutrition (PN) represents an additional safe approach, substituting or complementing EN when its delivery fails completely or partially. Tis article attempts to summarize the ESPEN guidelines of PN in the ICU based on the available literature, which is often limited due to quality and methodology heterogeneity; the recommendations are therefore largely expressed as expert opinions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1115-1120
Number of pages6
JournalMinerva Anestesiologica
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Enteral nutrition
  • Intensive care unit
  • Parenteral nutrition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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