No need to monitor gastric residuals in intubated patients

In this trial of patients intubated and receiving tube feedings, they were randomized to measuring gastric residuals or not measuring gastric residuals. Those that did not have their gastric residuals measured had the same risk of VAP, and higher attainment of goal caloric intake, compared to those that did have their residuals measured. This study found no benefit, and potential harm for routinely measuring gastric residuals (abstract).

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