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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Targeted full energy and protein delivery in critically ill patients: a study protocol for a pilot randomised control trial (FEED Trial)

Inclusion • Adults, ≥ 18 years of age
• Mechanically ventilated (MV) for ≥ 48 h with no immediate plans to extubate in the next 24 h
Exclusion • Patients who have a contraindication to enteral feeding
• Limit of medical treatment order in place or imminent death
• Pre-morbid disability causing inability to ambulate > 10 m independently (+/− gait aid)
• Pregnancy
• The treating clinician considers the intervention not in the patients best interest or too burdensome