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Table 4 Daily caloric intake goals and percentage of goal delivered in the semi-elemental and polymeric groups

From: Semi-elemental versus polymeric formula for enteral nutrition in brain-injured critically ill patients: a randomized trial

  Semi-elemental group
n = 100 patients
Polymeric group
n = 95 patients
Daily caloric intake goal   
 1512 kcal per day 37 (37) 32 (34)
 2268 kcal per day 63 (63) 63 (66)
Percentage of daily caloric goal delivereda   
 Day 1 50 [29–63] 50 [38–50]
 Day 2 100 [67–100] 98 [67–100]
 Day 3 100 [70–100] 100 [78–100]
 Day 4 100 [68–100] 100 [75–100]
 Day 5 100 [73–100] 100 [82–100]
 Day 6 100 [75–100] 100 [73–100]
 Day 7 100 [79–100] 100 [84–100]
 Day 8 100 [75–100] 100 [84–100]
 Day 9 100 [75–100] 100 [92–100]
 Day 10 100 [67–100] 100 [83–100]
  1. Data are number of patients (percentage)
  2. aData are median [interquartile range]