Predicting energy requirements of pediatric patients with disease: Which methods are appropriate?

Sue Yee Tan, Bee Koon Poh, A. Rahman A. Jamal, Ismail Mohd Noor

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Abstract

Children with disease that are admitted to hospitals are vulnerable to an inadequate intake of energy and essential nutrients. Therefore, adequate diet is important to meet their growing energy needs and to help reduce malnutrition-related incidence of morbidity and mortality. An effective nutritional support among pediatric patients in the clinical setting depends largely on accurate estimation of energy requirements. Hence, recommendation for calorie intake based on measurements of total energy expenditure of pediatric patients is highly warranted. Currently, numerous assessment methods for determining energy expenditure are available and feasible for use among children. However, it is important for clinicians to understand the strengths and limitations of these different techniques in order to optimize the outcome during recovery of their patients. Advocating appropriate recommendation is essential for the enhancement of nutritional support management for patients in a cost-effective manner.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-489
Number of pages11
JournalPediatric Health
Volume4
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010

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Pediatrics
Nutritional Support
Energy Metabolism
Energy Intake
Malnutrition
Diet
Morbidity
Costs and Cost Analysis
Food
Mortality
Incidence

Keywords

  • basal metabolism
  • child
  • deuterium
  • disease
  • energy metabolism
  • indirect calorimetry
  • nutritional requirement
  • oxygen isotope

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pediatrics

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Predicting energy requirements of pediatric patients with disease : Which methods are appropriate? / Tan, Sue Yee; Poh, Bee Koon; A. Jamal, A. Rahman; Noor, Ismail Mohd.

In: Pediatric Health, Vol. 4, No. 5, 10.2010, p. 479-489.

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