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Focus on nutrition and glucose control in the intensive care unit: recent advances and debates

Jean Reignier| Kenneth B. Christopher| Yaseen Arabi
Focus Editorial
Volume 43, Issue 12 / December , 2017

Pages 1904 - 1906

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