for the critically ill patient with obesity, and focusing our efforts on their valuable insights andrecommendations," said Juan Ochoa, M.D., Medical and Scientific Director for the company'sHealthCare Nutrition business.To address this unmet need, Nestle Health Science has developed a tube feeding formulation,PEPTAMEN® BARIATRIC formula, with a unique protein-to-calorie ratio specifically designed to helpmeet the protein requirements of the critically ill patient with obesity recommended in the 2009Critical Care Nutrition Guidelines.(4)Additionally, Nestle Nutrition Institute is sponsoring a continuing medical education activity for physicians, registered dietitians, registered nurses and pharmacists to learn about obesity in the ICUand the new recommendations for the nutritional management of the critically ill patient with obesity.To learn more, visit:www.dannemiller.com/nutrition-in-the-critically-ill-obese.To review the full consensus panel report titled "Obesity in Critical Care," visithttp://www.nestle-nutrition.com/Clinical_Resources/Expert_Articles.aspx.Participants in the consensus panel who contributed to this report include Matt Cave, M.D.,University of Louisville, Mark DeLegge, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina, John Dibaise,M.D., Mayo Clinic, Roland Dickerson, Pharm.D., University of Tennessee Health Science Center,John Drover, M.D., Queens University Canada, Tom Frazier, M.D., University of Louisville, KenFujioka, M.D., Scripps Clinic, Dympna Gallagher, Ed.D., St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, Ryan Hurt,M.D., Ph.D., Mayo Clinic, Lee Kaplan, M.D., Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital, Laszlo Kiraly,M.D., Oregon Health and Science University, Robert Kushner, M.D., Northwestern University, RobertMartindale, M.D., Ph.D., Oregon Health and Science University, Stephen McClave, M.D., Universityof Louisville, Craig McLain, M.D., University of Louisville, Juan Ochoa, M.D., Nestle HealthCareNutrition and University of Pittsburgh and Charles Van Way, M.D., University of Missouri.
About Nestle Health Science
Nestle Health Science, through its Nestle HealthCare Nutrition business, offers nutritional solutionsfor people with specific dietary needs related to illnesses, disease states or the special challenges of different life stages. Nestle Health Science, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nestle S.A., becameoperational on January 1, 2011 and has worldwide headquarters in Lutry, Switzerland. For moreinformation, visitwww.nestlehealthscience.com.(1) Hogue CW Jr, Stearns JD, Colantuoni E, Robinson KA, Stierer T, Mitter N, Pronovost PJ,Needham DM: The impact of obesity on outcomes after critical illness: a meta-analysis. IntensiveCare Med. 2009 Jul;35(7):1152-70.(2) Cave MC, Nutrition Clinical Practice 2008:23 16-34.(3) Sakr Y, Intensive Care Medicine 2008:34 1999-2009.(4) This above statement does not constitute an endorsement of PEPTAMEN® BARIATRIC Formulasor any other Nestle Health Science product formula by SCCM, A.S.P.E.N., or members of theconsensus panel.SOURCE Nestle Health ScienceBack to topRELATED LINKShttp://www.nestlehealthscience.com
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