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Evid Based Nurs 3:120 doi:10.1136/ebn.3.4.120
  • Treatment

Immune enhancing enteral nutrition reduced mortality and acquired infections in intensive care unit patients with sepsis

Immune enhancing enteral nutrition v high protein enteral nutrition (control) for intensive care unit patients with sepsis*

Outcomes Immune enhancing formula Control formula RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Mortality 19% 32% 41% (1 to 65) 8 (4 to 637)
Acquired bacteraemia 8% 22% 64% (21 to 84) 8 (4 to 28)
≥1 acquired nosocomial infection 6% 20% 71% (29 to 89) 8 (5 to 23)

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