Trophic vs full-calorie enteric feedings for ventilated patients (RCT, NEJM) - PulmCCM
May 262011

Rice et al randomized 200 mechanically ventilated patients to either trophic feedings (10 mL/hr) or full enteric feedings for 6 days. There were no differences in mortality or ventilator-free days. The trophic-fed patients had fewer episodes of “high residuals.” (n=200) Crit Care Med 2011;39:967-974.

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