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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/21125207/changes-in-serum-magnesium-and-phosphate-in-older-hospitalised-patients-correlation-with-muscle-strength-and-risk-factors-for-refeeding-syndrome
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S Henderson, F Boyce, D Sumukadas, M D Witham
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate changes in serum magnesium and phosphate over time in hospitalised older patients, examine whether such changes were associated with changes in muscle strength, and assess whether risk factors for refeeding syndrome were associated with falls in serum magnesium and phosphate. DESIGN AND SETTING: Community dwelling patients aged 70 and over, admitted to a specialist Medicine for the Elderly assessment unit were included in a prospective study...
December 2010: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/15836663/hypophosphataemia-in-old-patients-is-associated-with-the-refeeding-syndrome-and-reduced-survival
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N Kagansky, S Levy, N Koren-Morag, D Berger, H Knobler
OBJECTIVES: Previous studies found that hypophosphataemia (HP) a common finding in hospitalised patients associated with unfavourable outcome, but they did not focus on old patients. The aim of the current study was to determine the prevalence, associated risk factors and potential clinical consequences of HP detected during hospitalisation in a geriatric medical centre. DESIGN: Case-control study. SETTING: A total of 312-bed geriatric division...
May 2005: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/7871397/-special-aspects-of-malnutrition-in-geriatrics
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W O Seiler, H B Stähelin
In 1992 people aged 65 years and over represented 11.9% (men) and 17.2% (women) of the Swiss population, and in 2000 the average 65-year-old man or woman can expect to live about 12 more years. Old age is characterized by multimorbidity, an accumulation of chronic conditions and diseases, and by social isolation. Multimorbidity and isolation (living alone) are the major risk factors for malnutrition. 30-60% of all persons aged 65 years and over show one or more subnormal nutritional parameters. The unspecific and oligosymptomatic clinical picture of malnutrition in the elderly often hinders an early diagnosis, and malnutrition is often misdiagnosed as "wasting away syndrome" of the old...
February 4, 1995: Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift
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