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ICU- Acquired Weakness: How Bad is it and Can Nutrition Help?

Jan 31, 2011 4:00pm ‐ Jan 31, 2011 5:30pm

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    1. Evaluate and discuss data for the serious morbidity and mortality due to ICU-Acquired Weakness (muscle weakness, loss of lean body mass, and nerve dysfunction) that occurs in ICU patients after they leave the hospital
    2. Analyze available data for early interventions to mobilize and strengthen patients to improve overall outcome and specifically reduce the long term sequela of ICU-Acquired Weakness
    3. Examine the role that nutrition, specifically protein intake, sports nutrients, pharmaconutrients, and other anabolic agents may play in preventing and improving outcome from ICU-Acquired Weakness



  • Paul E. Wischmeyer, MD, EDIC, FASPEN, FCCM, Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery; Associate Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Dept. of Anesthesiology; Physician Diretor, TPN/Nutrition Support Service, DUH, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC



  • 1.50 - Dietitian
  • 1.50 - Nurse
  • 1.50 - Pharmacist
  • 1.50 - Physician
  • 1.50 - Other

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