Measured resting energy expenditure: Relationship to Apache II Score and obesity

Joseph Vicari, Patrice Watson, Donald Fagan, Jan Jasnowski, Stephen J. Lanspa

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Objective: To determine if Apache II Trauma Score or obesity correlate with measured resting energy expenditure (REE) and influence the validity of calculated REE. Design: Descriptive case series. Setting: Hospitalized care at an urban medical center. Patients: Consecutive sample of sixty-six patients having indirect calorimetry measurements. Analysis: Patients were assigned Apache II Scores and classified by body weight (15 obese, 25 normal weight and 11 underweight patients). Estimates of REE were calculated using Harris-Benedict and Mifflin equations. Main Outcomes: Measured REE did not correlate significantly with Apache II scores. Correlation of Harris-Benedict calculated REE with measured REE was moderate (r=0.54, p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)777-784
Number of pages8
JournalNutrition Research
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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