Funding for this research was provided by:
Melbourne Health Foundation (MEW_005)
Received: 6 July 2017
Accepted: 2 February 2018
First Online: 20 February 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study is being conducted in full accordance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007), the Guidelines for Good Clinical Research Practice and Melbourne Health Research Policies and Guidelines. This study was approved by the Melbourne Health human research ethics committee (project number 2015.048), on the 11th of May 2015 and was also approved by the La Trobe University Human Ethics Committee on the 3rd of June 2015 under the same project number. As outlined above, all eligible patients will be mechanically ventilated and unable to consent to participation, informed consent will be obtained from the person responsible as per local laws.
: Not applicable.
: KF has received conference/travel grants from Baxter, Fresenius Kabi, and Nestle Health Science (not related to this study). AMD or his institution have received honoraria or project grant funding from Baxter, Fresenius Kabi, GSK, Medtronic, and Takeda.
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