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Metabolic and nutritional aspects of critical illness

Guest Editors:
Jean-Charles Preiser: Erasme University Hospital, Belgium

Submission Status: Open   

Annals of Intensive Care is presenting a new Collection on "Metabolic and nutritional aspects of critical illness".

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About the collection

Recent clinical findings from cohort studies and large prospective interventional trials improved the knowledge in the area of the metabolic response to critical illness. For instance, early high energy and protein intakes have been associated with adverse outcomes by various investigators, while the benefits of intensive insulin therapy are reconsidered. Simultaneously, the importance of the monitoring and management of micronutrients has been highlighted. The nutritional modulation of the persisting inflammatory response is supported by preclinical data.

Hence, the clinical management of nutrition in the critically ill patient is changing following the improved understanding of the physiology of the successive post-injury phases. The collection entitled « Metabolic and nutritional aspects of critical illness» aims to summarize the current knowledge in the areas of timing of the metabolic response to stress, glycemic control, optimal energy and protein intakes, the management of micronutrients and nutritional modulation to resolve inflammation. 

We hope that the invited international contributions to this collection will help translate the recent findings into improvements in the quality of care by individualized metabolic and nutritional management.

Unsolicited submissions are welcome.

  1. Muscle mass evaluation in ICU is crucial since its loss is related with long term complications, including physical impairment. However, quantifying muscle wasting with available bedside tools (ultrasound and ...

    Authors: Cristian Deana, Jan Gunst, Silvia De Rosa, Michele Umbrello, Matteo Danielis, Daniele Guerino Biasucci, Tommaso Piani, Antonella Cotoia, Alessio Molfino and Luigi Vetrugno
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2024 14:29
  2. In studies prior to lung-protective ventilation, liver cirrhosis in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) was associated with high mortality rates. Since patients with cirrhosis have been excluded from ma...

    Authors: Joris Pensier, Audrey De Jong, Clément Monet, Yassir Aarab, Clément Le Bihan, Mathieu Capdevila, Inès Lakbar, Lucas Stock, Fouad Belafia, Gerald Chanques, Nicolas Molinari and Samir Jaber
    Citation: Annals of Intensive Care 2023 13:96

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Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have read our submission guidelines. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via the submission system. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "Metabolic and nutritional aspects of critical illness" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Guest Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Guest Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.