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High energy debt leads to risk of infection and death

Avoid Negative Energy Balance

Rafael Barrera, MD, Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center in New York, warns that a highly negative energy balance can have negative consequences for the patient. Burning over 10,000 calories more than one...

Increased risk results from human error in pharmacy-mixed TPN

Total Parenteral Nutrition – TPN

Rafael Barrera, MD, Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center in New York, explains how human error derived from pharmacy-mixed total parenteral nutrition (TPN) can increase the probability for complications...

Combining enteral and parenteral nutrition

Combination Nutrition

Rafael Barrera, MD, Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center in New York, explains how combining combining enteral and parenteral nutrition optimizes nutrition in patients. Instead of sticking with the...