Nutrition in critical illness

Gail A. Cresci, Robert G. Martindal

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The human body constantly strives to maintain homeostasis even when challenged by internal and external physical, biological, chemical, or psychological forces. Hospitalized patients are routinely exposed to factors that cause metabolic stress. These include semistarvation, infection, trauma, surgery, and tissue ischemia. Malnutrition occurs in hospitalized patients mainly through starvation or metabolic stress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Nutrition and Food
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781420038392
ISBN (Print)0849327059, 9780849327056
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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