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Table 2 Nutritional therapy

From: A supplemental intravenous amino acid infusion sustains a positive protein balance for 24 hours in critically ill patients

  Completed protocol (n = 8) All patients (n = 12)
Energy intake enteral (kcal/kg/24 h) 20.3 (0–28.5) 17.6 (0–28.5)
Energy intake parenteral (kcal/kg/24 h) 1.5 (0–18) 2.6 (0–18.0)
Total energy intake baseline (kcal/kg/24 h) 22.5 (14.6–31.5) 22.5 (2.2–31.5)
Total energy intake with IV amino acids (kcal/kg/24 h) 26.3 (18.4–35.4) 26.3 (6.1–35.4)
AA intake baseline (g/kg/24 h) 1.11 (0.59–1.72) 1.11 (0–1.72)
AA intake with IV amino acids(g/kg/24 h) 2.07 (1.56–2.68) 2.07 (0.97–2.68)
Measured energy expenditure (kcal/kg/24 h) 27.5 (21.9–37.9)a 27.5 (21.9–37.9)b
  1. Kg denotes calculated body weight according to the formula provided in “Methods”
  2. AA amino acid, IV intravenous
  3. aN = 4
  4. bN = 6