Priorities for nutrition research in pediatric critical care

Tume, LN ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2547-8209, Valla, FV, Floh, A, Goday, P, Jotterand-Chapparo, C, Larsen, B, Lee, J, Moreno, Y, Pathan, N, Verbruggen, S and Mehta, N 2018, 'Priorities for nutrition research in pediatric critical care' , Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition .

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Abstract

Background: Widespread variation exists in pediatric critical care nutrition practices, largely because of the scarcity of evidence to guide best practice recommendations. Objective: The objective of this paper was to develop a list of topics to be prioritized for nutrition research in pediatric critical care in the next 10 years. Methods: A modified 3-round Delphi process was undertaken by a newly established multidisciplinary group comprising 11 international researchers in the field of pediatric critical care nutrition. Items were ranked on a 5-point Likert scale. Results: Forty-five research topics (with a mean priority score >3(0-5) were identified within the following 10 domains: the pathophysiology and impact of malnutrition in critical illness; nutrition assessment: nutrition risk assessment and biomarkers; accurate assessment of energy requirements in all phases of critical illness; the role of protein intake; the role of pharmaco-nutrition; effective and safe delivery of enteral nutrition; enteral feeding intolerance: assessment and management; the role of parenteral nutrition; the impact of nutrition status and nutrition therapies on long-termpatient outcomes; and nutrition therapies for specific populations. Ten top research topics (that received a mean score >4(0-5) were identified as the highest priority for research. Conclusions: This paper has identified important consensus-derived priorities for clinical research in pediatric critical care nutrition. Future studies should determine topics that are a priority for patients and parents. Research funding should target these priority areas and promote an international collaborative approach to research in this field, with a focus on improving relevant patient outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0148-6071
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Depositing User: Dr Lyvonne Tume
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2019 14:21
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2019 14:30
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/52208

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