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Evaluating the Surviving Sepsis Nutrition Guidelines for Critically Ill Adult Patients

Krenitsky, Joe MS, RD

Clinical Nutrition Insight: July 2013 - Volume 39 - Issue 7 - p 1–4
doi: 10.1097/01.NMD.0000432194.98223.3c
  • Expert groups provide conflicting guidelines on provision of full versus reduced-calorie feeding in patients with sepsis and other critical illnesses.
  • The available evidence does not support strong recommendations regarding calorie provision in critical illness.
  • Clinicians should evaluate original research studies to determine whether their results apply to an individual patient.

Mr. Krenitsky is a Nutrition Support Specialist, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, PO Box 800673, Charlottesville, VA 22908; E-mail:

Mr. Krenitsky has disclosed that he previously received speaking fees from Fresenius Kabi and payment from Covidien to develop educational seminars.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
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