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Nutritional Immunomodulation in Critically Ill Children With Acute Lung Injury: Feasibility and Impact on Circulating Biomarkers.
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PMID:  23295853     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE:: Respiratory failure caused by acute lung injury or acute respiratory distress syndrome is associated with significant morbidity in children. Enteral nutrition enriched with eicosapentaenoic acid, γ-linolenic acid and antioxidants (eicosapentaenoic acid + γ-linolenic acid) can safely modulate plasma phospholipid fatty acid profiles, reduce inflammation, and improve clinical outcomes in adults. There is little information regarding the use of enteral eicosapentaenoic acid + γ-linolenic acid to modulate plasma phospholipid fatty acid profiles in children. We sought to determine if continuous feeding of enteral nutrition containing eicosapentaenoic acid, γ-linolenic acid, and antioxidants was feasible in critically ill children with acute lung injury or acute respiratory distress syndrome. We further evaluated the impact of such an approach on the alteration of plasma phospholipid fatty acid concentrations. DESIGN:: Prospective, blinded, randomized, controlled, multicenter trial. SETTING:: PICU. PATIENTS:: Twenty-six critically ill children (age 6.2±0.9 yr, PaO2/FIO2 185±15) with the diagnosis of acute lung injury or acute respiratory distress syndrome. INTERVENTIONS:: Mechanically ventilated children received either eicosapentaenoic acid + γ-linolenic acid or a standard pediatric enteral formula. Clinical, biochemical, plasma fatty acid, and safety data were assessed at baseline, study days 4 and 7. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS:: At baseline, there were no significant differences in the two study groups. Both groups met enteral feeding goals within 30 hrs and had similar caloric delivery. There were no differences in formula tolerance as measured by serum chemistries, liver and renal function, and hematology studies after 7 days of feeding either eicosapentaenoic acid + γ-linolenic acid or pediatric enteral formula. On study day 4 and 7, plasma phospholipid fatty acid profiles in the eicosapentaenoic acid + γ-linolenic acid group showed a significant increase in anti-inflammatory circulating markers. CONCLUSIONS:: Providing enteral nutrition with eicosapentaenoic acid + γ-linolenic acid to critically ill children with lung injury was feasible and caloric goals were met within 30 hrs. This feeding protocol effectively modulated plasma phospholipid fatty acid concentrations to reflect an anti-inflammatory profile. This study provides data to inform future outcome studies using enteral eicosapentaenoic acid + γ-linolenic acid in children with lung injury.
Brian R Jacobs; Vinay Nadkarni; Brahm Goldstein; Paul Checchia; Onsy Ayad; Judy Bean; Stephen Demichele;
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Title:  Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1529-7535     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Crit Care Med     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100954653     Medline TA:  Pediatr Crit Care Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  e45-e56     Citation Subset:  -    
1 Division of Critical Care Medicine, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC. 2 Division of Critical Care Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 3 Division of Critical Care Medicine, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Portland, OR. 4 Division of Critical Care Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX. 5 Division of Critical Care Medicine, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH. 6 Department of Biostatistics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH. 7 Abbott Nutrition, Abbott Laboratories, Columbus, OH.
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Thomas Shanley / ; Vinay Nadkarni / ; Larissa Hutchins / ; Carey Roth-Bayer / ; Brian Jacobs / ; Marie Monaco / ; Hector Wong / ; Kristen Page / ; Judy Bean / ; Onsy Ayad / ; Brahm Goldstein / ; Stephen Demichele / ; Ann Wennberg / ; Mark Poulson / ; Wendy Jones / ; Paul Checchia /

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