Letters Immunonutrition

Increased mortality is associated with immunonutrition in sepsis

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7416.682-b (Published 18 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:682
  1. David J W Knight, research fellow (dave.knight@nottingham.ac.uk)
  1. Academic Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2UH

    EDITOR—The review by Calder highlights data from meta-analysis that propose a benefit from giving immunonutrition in critically ill patients,1 but the current literature does not support this.

    Recent publications suggest an increase in mortality in patients with sepsis who are given immunonutrition.2 3 Interim analysis of …

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