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Table 1 Diagnosis of ICU patients

From: Changes in appetite related gut hormones in intensive care unit patients: a pilot cohort study

No. Age (years) Feeding method Target energy in ICU APACHE II ROD LOS (ICU) LOS (total) Diagnosis Reason for admission to ICU
1a 68 Enteral-NG 1,800 27 0.302 12 48 MVR, hypotensive perioperatively Haemodynamic, respiratory and renal instability
2b 57 Enteral-NG 1,800 14 0.106 14 42 Cardiac tamponad following heart surgery Haemodynamic and respiratory disruption
3b 72 Oral 2,000 23 0.489 4 45 Chest pain and collapse Haemodynamic and respiratory disruption
4b 75 Enteral-NG 1,800 25 0.561 4 26 Biliary sepsis Haemodynamic instability
5a 77 Oral 1,700 23 0.46 9 17 COPD and pneumonia Haemodynamic instability
6b 35 TPN 2,000 16 0.256 16 60 Acute pancreatitis Haemodynamic and respiratory instability
7c 18 Enteral-NG 1,900 16 0.256 8 10 Congenital abnormality in lung vessels Haemodynamic and respiratory disruption
8b,c 82 Enteral-NG 1,800 20 0.517 25 47 Sigmoid vulvulous, large bowl resection Haemodynamic and respiratory disruption
9b 73 TPN 1,700 15 0.126 14 25 Post relaparatomy following pancreatectomy Haemodynamic and respiratory disruption
10 66 Oral 1,800 13 0.227 6 9 Angioplasty-post insertion of stent Haemodynamic instability
11a,c 64 Enteral-NG 1,800 12 0.07 30 81 Post-emergency laparotomy Renal instability
12a 64 Enteral-NG 1,900 22 0.45 10 84 Post-emergency laparotomy Haemodynamic and respiratory disruption
13b 43 Enteral-NG 2,000 13 0.143 30 76 Global cerebral damage following hypoglycaemia Hypoglycaemic coma
14c 43 Enteral-NG 2,265 12 0.239 13 20 Craniotomy for intracerebral bleeding Mental deterioration due to haemorrhage in cerebellum
15b 80 Enteral-NG 1,800 35 0.823 10 45 Diabetic coma-NIDDM Diabetic come, collapsed at home
16 40 Oral 1,900 17 0.649 2 10 Sepsis (leukaemia) General deterioration and confusion
  1. aPatients with renal failure who were dialysis dependent. bPatients were considered for ghrelin and peptide YY statistics. cPatients died during stay in hospital. APACHE, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; ICU, intensive care unit; LOS, length of stay; MVR, mitral valve prolapse; NIDDM, non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus; NG, nasogastric; ROD, risk of death; TPN, total parenteral nutrition.