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The role of protein in critical illness

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Nutrison Protein Intense is the first and only whole protein tube feed with a high protein level that fully meets international critical care guidelines1-6. Nutrison Protein Intense is tailored to the diet of critically ill patients and/or patients with high protein needs:

  • Whole protein: formulated to meet the latest international nutritional guidelines for critically ill patients with elevated protein needs1-6
  • Unique P4 protein blend: aligned with the latest international nutritional guidelines on protein quality6 and amino acid requirements7  
  • Proven tolerance benefits: P4 is a very well tolerated whole protein blend developed to optimize protein intake8-14
  • High quality: combination of 4 different protein sources with an amino acid pattern that complies with the WHO/FAO/UNU guidelines

 

The protein mixture P4 is of high quality and well-tolerated

  • Proven Tolerance Benefits - P4 is a very well tolerated whole protein blend developed to optimize protein intake8-14
  • High Quality - A combination of 4 different protein sources with an amino acid pattern that complies with the WHO/FAO/UNU guidelines7
  • Fully matches Nutritional Guidelines and recommendations - P4 is a whole protein blend used as part of Nutrison Protein Intense to fully match current international nutritional guidelines for critically ill patients 1-4,6

 

Nutrison Protein Intense is scientifically proven to meet protein targets without overfeeding calories14

A study was carried out to compare a very high intact-protein (10 g/100 ml) formula with standard high protein enteral formula (6 g/100 ml) as first-line nutritional treatment for critically ill patients

The study found that protein intake according to guidelines is possible with high intact-protein enteral formula solution, without overfeeding risk.

Read the full study here

A very high intact-protein enteral formula is suitable as first-line nutritional treatment for critically ill patients as it offers solution for adequate protein provision according to nutritional guidelines without overfeeding risk. 

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Nutrison Protein Intense: developed in line with all major international guidelines for starting nutritional treatment with whole protein products

SCCM/ASPEN 

Guidelines for the Provision and Assessment of Nutrition Support Therapy in the Adult Critically Ill Patient 20161

Read the guidelines here

ESPEN

European Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition guidelines on clinical nutrition in the intensive care unit 20063

Read the guidelines here

CCPGs

Canadian Critical Care Practice Guidelines 20134 update on recommendations and strategies 

Read the guidelines here

Nutrition therapy

Nutrition therapy for critically ill patients across the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions 20185

Read the guidelines here

  1. McClave SA, Taylor BE, Martindale RG, et al. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2016;40:159-211
  2. Singer P, Blaser AR, Berger MM, et al. Clinical Nutrition. 2019;38:48-79.
  3. Kreymann KG, Berger MM, Deutz NEP, et al. Clinical Nutrition. 2006;25:210–23.
  4. Dhaliwal R, Cahill N, Lemieux M, et al. Nutrition in Clinical Practice. 2014;29:29-43.
  5. Sioson MS, Martindale R, Abayadeera A, et al. Clinical Nutrition ESPEN. 2018;24:156-64.
  6. Hurt RT, McClave SA, Martindale RG, et al. Nutrition in Clinical Practice. 2017;32:142S–151S.
  7. World Health Organization. Report of a joint FAO/WHO/UNU expert consultation. 2007; WHO technical report series; no. 935
  8. Kuyumcu S, Menne D, Curcic J, et al. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2015;39:544-51.
  9. Van den Braak CC, Klebach M, Abrahamse E, et al. Clinical Nutrition. 2013;32:765-71.
  10. Klebach M, Hofman Z, Bluemel S, et al. Abstract presented at Clinical Nutrition Week, January 16–19; Austin, Tx. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2016;40:134(21).
  11. Luttikhold J, van Norren K, Rijna H, et al. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2016;103:435–43.
  12. Abrahamse E, van der Lee S, van den Braak S, et al. Abstract presented at 34th ESPEN Congress. Sept 8-11; Barcelona, Spain. Clinical Nutrition Supplements. 2012;7:PP239(119).
  13. Liu J, Klebach M, Abrahamse E, et al. Poster presented at 38th ESPEN Congress. 17-20 September; Copenhagen, Denmark. Clinical Nutrition. 2016;35:MON-P182 (S220).
  14. van Zanten ARH, Petit L, De Waele J, et al. Critical Care. 2018; 22:156-67.
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Protein in critical illness

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