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Table 1 Diagnosis of patients at the time of admission in the intensive care unit

From: Estimation of energy requirements for mechanically ventilated, critically ill patients using nutritional status

  Underfeeding (n = 15) Appropriate feeding (n = 20) Overfeeding (n = 19)
Respiratory disease 2 1 5
Gastrointestinal disorder 5 9 7
Malignant neoplasms 6 4 4
Infection 0 4 2
Trauma 1 2 1
Burn 1 0 0
  1. Respiratory diseases include pneumonia; gastrointestinal disorders include peptic ulcers, enteritis, acute pancreatitis, acute cholecystitis, gastric ulcers, duodenal ulcers, peritonitis, and intestinal obstructions; malignant neoplasms include esophageal tumors, hypopharyngeal tumors, and colon cancer; infection includes deep neck infections, viral meningitis, and acute maxillary sinusitis; trauma includes pelvic open fractures, and diaphragm ruptures.