Specialized nutrition support in burns, wasting, deconditioning, and hypermetabolic conditions

Juquan Song, Steven E. Wolf, Charles E. Wade, Thomas R. Ziegler

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Severe burn caused hypermetabolism-sustained muscle wasting and other comorbidities. The goal of nutrition support and other care management is to maintain energy homeostasis in burn patients. Due to dramatic changes and other factors that influence over the time course after burn, the plan of nutrition support has to be adjusted continuously with monitoring patient conditions. Inappropriate management of nutrition support adverses patients’ status and progress. The current principal of care management has been encouraged in severe burn patients, which includes earlier enteral feeding, 1.5-2g/kg of protein intake, and others. However, the detail of each territory in nutrition care is still under investigation. Further, nutrition support is more specialized for certain population as the time being.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPresent Knowledge in Nutrition
Subtitle of host publicationClinical and Applied Topics in Nutrition
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780128184608
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • Energy requirement
  • Hypermetabolism
  • Nutrition composition
  • Nutrition delivery route
  • Nutrition monitoring
  • Nutrition support
  • Severe burn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Health Professions
  • General Medicine


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