Applied Comparison of Mindray metabolic system and the GE S/5 metabolic system: Indirect calorimetry in critically ill, mechanically ventilated patients

Guy Fishman, Ilya Kagan, Eyal Robinson, Pierre Singer*

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Abstract

Objective: Indirect calorimetry is the recommended, most accurate way to measure resting energy expenditure (REE) in critically ill, mechanically ventilated patients. We tested the agreement of two systems: the Mindray metabolic system (the system to be validated) and the GE S/5 metabolic system (the reference system). We also compared the measurements obtained to commonly used predictive equations. Methods: This was a prospective single-center study, in a general 16-bed intensive care unit, with critically ill, mechanically ventilated patients eligible to undergo indirect calorimetry. REE was measured successively during the same session with two 30-min measurements. The agreement and bias between oxygen consumption, carbon dioxide production, REE, and respiratory quotient obtained by Mindray and GE systems were compared using Bland-Altman plots. A priori we defined an acceptable within-method error to be 20% or less and an acceptable between-methods error to be 30% or less, according to Critchley and Critchley. Results: Forty measurements were performed with 16 participants. All measurements were included in the final analysis. The mean REE was 2478 ± 650 kcal/d for the GE system and 2166 ± 415 kcal/d for the Mindray system (P ˂ 0.0001), for a difference of 12.6%. This difference in REE is related to the variations between the two devices in both oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production. Conclusions: The Mindray metabolic system, compared to the GE S/5 metabolic system (the reference method used), measured REE with a mean difference of 12.6%. The Mindray-measured REE was within an error limit we defined a priori.

Original languageEnglish
Article number111632
JournalNutrition
Volume99-100
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2022

Funding

FundersFunder number
Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd

    Keywords

    • Critically ill patients
    • Indirect calorimetry
    • Metabolic monitor
    • Mindray
    • REE

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