Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences

Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9600


The Role Of Metabolism And Nutrition Therapy In Burn Patients

Stödter M, Borrelli MR, Maan ZN, Rein S, Chelliah MP, Sheckter CC, Duscher D, Tapking C, Branski LK, Wallner C, Behr B, Lehnhardt M, Siemers F and Houschyar KS

Thermal injury elicits the greatest metabolic response, amongst all traumatic events, in critically ill patients. In order to ensure burns patients can meet the demands of their increased metabolic rate and energy expenditure, adequate nutritional support is essential. Burn injury results in a unique pathophysiology, involving alterations in endocrine, inflammatory, metabolic and immune pathways, and nutritional support needed during the inpatient stay varies depending on burn severity and idiosyncratic patient physiologic parameters. We review the effects of burn injury on nutritional requirements, and how this can be best supported in a healthcare setting.