EE: Body Positions (2013)
Is there a difference in accuracy of RMR measurements related to the effects of different body positions in the critically ill population?
Limited research reports that posture can affect measurement of resting metabolic rate (RMR) in some critically ill patients. One study reported that energy expenditure was significantly greater in the supine position than in the 30-degree head of bed elevation post-operatively, possibly attributed to increased work of breathing because these patients were not mechanically ventilated. Further research is necessary to determine if there are differences between sitting upright and lying semi-recumbent at 30 degrees in intubated vs. non-intubated patients.
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- Evidence Summary: Is there a difference in accuracy of RMR measurements related to the effects of different body positions in the critically ill population?
Search Plan and Results: EE: Body Positions in Critically Ill Individuals 2012