Feeding intolerance score

Feeding intolerance (FI) is common in critically ill patients fed with enteral nutrition. For now, no reliable quantitative assessment was available in clinical practice. Thus, CCCNTG proposed a FI scoring system based on gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms to assist the implementation of enteral nutrition. In a post-hoc study of the NEED trial, FI score is independently associated with 28-day mortality in critically ill patients with acceptable predictive accuracy.

Appendix:Feeding intolerance score