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Effect of upper extremity posturing on measured resting energy expenditure of nonambulatory tube-fed adult patients with severe neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Authors
  • Dickerson, Roland N
  • Brown, Rex O
  • Hanna, Debra L
  • Williams, John E
Type
Published Article
Journal
JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2002
Volume
26
Issue
5
Pages
278–284
Identifiers
PMID: 12216706
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Patients with fixed upper extremity contractures have a significantly lower MEE than those with preserved upper extremity movement. MEE for nonambulatory tube-fed adult patients with severe neurodevelopmental disabilities and fixed upper extremity contractures is significantly lower than predicted by the Harris-Benedict equations.

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