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Table 2 Nutrition intake parameters based on The European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) guidelines

From: Role of rehabilitation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic: a review

  Patient type Recommendation
Energy needs Polymorbid patients aged > 65 years 27 kcal per kg per day
Severely underweight polymorbid patients 30 kcal per kg per day
Older persons based on individually comprehensive adjustment 30 kcal per kg per day
Protein needs Older persons based on individually comprehensive adjustment 1 g protein per kg per day
Polymorbid medical inpatients  ≥ 1 g protein per kg per day
Fat: carbohydrates ratio Patients without respiratory deficiency 30:70
Patients by ventilation 50:50