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The Obesity Paradox Is Not Observed in Critically Ill Patients on Early Enteral Nutrition.
Crit Care Med. 2017 May; 45(5):828-834.CC

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To investigate the association between body mass index and mortality in a large, ICU population and determine if the relationship is observed among a subgroup of patients ordered early enteral nutrition.

DESIGN

Retrospective cohort study within a national clinical mixed ICU database of patients admitted between January 1, 2008, and June 30, 2015.

SETTING

Initial ICU admissions among patients monitored by tele-ICU programs and recorded in the Philips eICU Research Institute database.

PATIENTS

A total of 1,042,710 adult patient stays with ICU length of stay more than 24 hours, of which 74,771 were ordered enteral nutrition within the first 48 hours.

INTERVENTION

None.

MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS

Patient stays from 409 ICUs were included. The average age, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation IV score, and hospital mortality were 63.6 years, 56.7, and 9.0%, respectively. Hospital mortality among body mass index categories was estimated by multivariable modified Poisson regression models. Compared with the body mass index category 25.0-29.9 kg/m, hospital mortality was higher among underweight (body mass index, < 18.5; relative risk, 1.35; 95% CI, 1.32-1.39), normal weight (body mass index, 18.5-24.9; relative risk, 1.10; 95% CI, 1.09-1.12), and the extremely obese (body mass index, ≥ 50.0; relative risk, 1.10; 95% CI, 1.05-1.15). However, the risk was not statistically different from patients with body mass index 30.0-49.9 kg/m. Among patients ordered early enteral nutrition, the risk of mortality in the body mass index category 25.0-29.9 kg/m was not statistically different from those in the normal weight or extremely obese groups.

CONCLUSIONS

A survival advantage for overweight and obese patients was observed in this large cohort of critically ill patients. However, among those ordered early enteral nutrition, the survival disadvantage for body mass index categories less than 25.0 kg/m was minimal or unobservable when compared with higher body mass index categories.

Authors+Show Affiliations

1Department of Pharmacy, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD. 2Department of Pharmacy, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. 3Philips Healthcare, Baltimore, MD.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Multicenter Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28288028

Citation

Harris, Kimberley, et al. "The Obesity Paradox Is Not Observed in Critically Ill Patients On Early Enteral Nutrition." Critical Care Medicine, vol. 45, no. 5, 2017, pp. 828-834.
Harris K, Zhou J, Liu X, et al. The Obesity Paradox Is Not Observed in Critically Ill Patients on Early Enteral Nutrition. Crit Care Med. 2017;45(5):828-834.
Harris, K., Zhou, J., Liu, X., Hassan, E., & Badawi, O. (2017). The Obesity Paradox Is Not Observed in Critically Ill Patients on Early Enteral Nutrition. Critical Care Medicine, 45(5), 828-834. https://doi.org/10.1097/CCM.0000000000002326
Harris K, et al. The Obesity Paradox Is Not Observed in Critically Ill Patients On Early Enteral Nutrition. Crit Care Med. 2017;45(5):828-834. PubMed PMID: 28288028.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The Obesity Paradox Is Not Observed in Critically Ill Patients on Early Enteral Nutrition. AU - Harris,Kimberley, AU - Zhou,Jiachen, AU - Liu,Xinggang, AU - Hassan,Erkan, AU - Badawi,Omar, PY - 2017/3/14/pubmed PY - 2017/5/10/medline PY - 2017/3/14/entrez SP - 828 EP - 834 JF - Critical care medicine JO - Crit Care Med VL - 45 IS - 5 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between body mass index and mortality in a large, ICU population and determine if the relationship is observed among a subgroup of patients ordered early enteral nutrition. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study within a national clinical mixed ICU database of patients admitted between January 1, 2008, and June 30, 2015. SETTING: Initial ICU admissions among patients monitored by tele-ICU programs and recorded in the Philips eICU Research Institute database. PATIENTS: A total of 1,042,710 adult patient stays with ICU length of stay more than 24 hours, of which 74,771 were ordered enteral nutrition within the first 48 hours. INTERVENTION: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Patient stays from 409 ICUs were included. The average age, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation IV score, and hospital mortality were 63.6 years, 56.7, and 9.0%, respectively. Hospital mortality among body mass index categories was estimated by multivariable modified Poisson regression models. Compared with the body mass index category 25.0-29.9 kg/m, hospital mortality was higher among underweight (body mass index, < 18.5; relative risk, 1.35; 95% CI, 1.32-1.39), normal weight (body mass index, 18.5-24.9; relative risk, 1.10; 95% CI, 1.09-1.12), and the extremely obese (body mass index, ≥ 50.0; relative risk, 1.10; 95% CI, 1.05-1.15). However, the risk was not statistically different from patients with body mass index 30.0-49.9 kg/m. Among patients ordered early enteral nutrition, the risk of mortality in the body mass index category 25.0-29.9 kg/m was not statistically different from those in the normal weight or extremely obese groups. CONCLUSIONS: A survival advantage for overweight and obese patients was observed in this large cohort of critically ill patients. However, among those ordered early enteral nutrition, the survival disadvantage for body mass index categories less than 25.0 kg/m was minimal or unobservable when compared with higher body mass index categories. SN - 1530-0293 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28288028/The_Obesity_Paradox_Is_Not_Observed_in_Critically_Ill_Patients_on_Early_Enteral_Nutrition_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1097/CCM.0000000000002326 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -