Invited review: Nutrition support for the Acute Lung Injury/adult respiratory distress syndrome patient: A review

Krista L. Turner, Frederick A. Moore, Robert Martindale

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Support for Acute Lung Injury (ALI) and Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) in many ways represents the summation of all intensive care unit nutrition modalities. Basic tenets of management are based on those established for the general population of mechanically ventilated patients. As a marker of critical illness however, patients with ALI/ARDS suffer from other organ dysfunctions that require advanced support. Specific issues to be considered in this population include carbon dioxide production, prevention of aspiration, and modulation of the inflammatory response. These particular areas, with special attention paid to the role of lipids in ALI/ARDS, will be reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-25
Number of pages12
JournalNutrition in Clinical Practice
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2011



  • acute lung injury
  • artificial
  • critical illness
  • fat emulsions
  • fish oils
  • intravenous
  • nutrition therapy
  • nutritional support
  • respiration
  • respiratory distress syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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