Critical Care Alert – November 1, 2020
November 1, 2020
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Community-acquired pneumonia is a common cause for hospital admission. This article serves to summarize new updates in the definition, prognosis, and treatment, specifically of bacterial, severe community-acquired pneumonia.
Targeting 100% or 70% of Enteral Calorie Requirements During Critical Illness Results in Equivalent Outcomes at Six Months
This was a multicenter, blinded, parallel-group, randomized trial of mechanically ventilated critically ill patients. Achieving 100% calorie requirements did not change outcomes at six months when compared to a more modest goal of 70% of predicted calorie requirements.