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Severe acute malnutrition

J A Bohn, B M Kassaye, D Record, B C Chou, I L Kraft, J C Purdy, K A Hilton, D A Miller, S Getachew, A Addissie, J A Robison
BACKGROUND: Global childhood mortality rates remain high. Millennium Development Goal 4 focused efforts on reducing rates by two-thirds between 1990 and 2015. In Ethiopia, child mortality rates dropped 71 % from 1990 to 2015, however it is estimated that 184,000 Ethiopian children die each year. There is limited information about pediatric hospital admissions in Ethiopia. Our aims were to examine the temporal relationship of mortality to admission, describe the demographics, and identify cause mortality of children admitted to the Zewditu Memorial Hospital (ZMH)...
October 21, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
Kirkby D Tickell, Donna M Denno
OBJECTIVE: To understand how the World Health Organization's (WHO's) guidelines on the inpatient care of children with complicated severe acute malnutrition may be strengthened to improve outcomes. METHODS: In December 2015, we searched Google scholar and WHO's website for WHO recommendations on severe acute malnutrition management and evaluated the history and cited evidence behind these recommendations. We systematically searched WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform, clinicaltrials...
September 1, 2016: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Lenka Blanárová, Eleanor Rogers, Carine Magen, Sophie Woodhead
The community-based management of acute malnutrition treatment model was introduced to respond to the limited coverage of the inpatient model. Yet until the introduction of quick and low-cost approaches to measuring coverage, its reach was unknown. Once the Coverage Monitoring Network (CMN) had been created to roll out the routine measurement of direct coverage estimates to implementers, they found that programs were reaching only a third of cases. The barriers found to be limiting coverage were the result of the limited perceived value, and therefore focus, on the community...
2016: Frontiers in Public Health
Shaza O H Kanan, Mohammed Osman Swar
This is a retrospective observational hospital-based study aimed to determine the prevalence and outcome of severe acute malnutrition in children less than five years admitted to Omdurman Paediatric Hospital during the period January 2014 to December 2014. Data was collected from patient's hospital records during the study period. Ethical approval and permission to access patients' record were obtained. A total of 593 children with severe malnutrition were identified; 305 of cases were male (51.4%) with a male: female ratio of 1:0...
2016: Sudan J Paediatr
Gerhard G Grabenbauer, Göbel Holger
Possible toxic effects following radiation and chemotherapy of gastrointestinal tumours may cause a depletion of the mucosal barrier within the radiation volumes with severe mucositis. Diarrhoea, nausea, emesis and severe malabsorption followed by infections with dehydration and electrolyte disorders have to be encountered. For prevention and treatment of oropharyngeal mucositis an oral care protocol, oral cryotherapy together with benzydamine mouthwash may be recommended. Lower gastrointestinal diarrhoea is best treated by Octreotide (>100 μg s...
August 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
Ingrid Peterson, Naor Bar-Zeev, Neil Kennedy, Antonia Ho, Laura Newberry, Miguel A San Joaquin, Mavis Menyere, Maaike Alaerts, Gugulethu Mapurisa, Moses Chilombe, Ivan Mambule, David G Lalloo, Suzanne T Anderson, Thembi Katangwe, Nigel Cunliffe, Nico Nagelkerke, Meredith McMorrow, Marc-Allain Widdowson, Neil French, Dean Everett, Robert S Heyderman
BACKGROUND:  We used four years of paediatric severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) sentinel surveillance in Blantyre, Malawi to identify factors associated with clinical severity and co-viral clustering. METHODS:  From January 2011 to December 2014, 2363 children aged 3 months to 14 years presenting to hospital with SARI were enrolled. Nasopharyngeal aspirates were tested for influenza and other respiratory viruses. We assessed risk factors for clinical severity and conducted clustering analysis to identify viral clusters in children with co-viral detection...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Infectious Diseases
Zdeněk Zadák
UNLABELLED: Sarcopenia is one of the severe disorders associated with nutritional imbalance. While sarcopenia is an inseparable part of the process of ageing as people get older, it plays a vital role in pathological situations such as protein-calorie and kwashiorkor malnutrition, it accompanies various diseases of rheumatic character and is an almost ever-present feature of the clinical picture of oncological patients. Sarcopenia in people under strain is fatally manifested mainly in the elderly, medically fragile patients...
2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
N N Ambadekar, S P Zodpey
OBJECTIVES: The present study was planned to identify some of the risk factors of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in under-five children in a rural part of India. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study. METHODS: The study was carried out in rural areas of Yavatmal district. A total of 737 cases (under-five SAM children) and an equal number of normal controls were included in the study. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire. Binary logistic regression was used for multivariate analysis using a hierarchical model...
September 6, 2016: Public Health
Hedwig Deconinck, Anaïs Pesonen, Mahaman Hallarou, Jean-Christophe Gérard, André Briend, Philippe Donnen, Jean Macq
INTRODUCTION: Reliable prospective estimates of annual severe acute malnutrition (SAM) caseloads for treatment are needed for policy decisions and planning of quality services in the context of competing public health priorities and limited resources. This paper compares the reliability of SAM caseloads of children 6-59 months of age in Niger estimated from prevalence at the start of the year and counted from incidence at the end of the year. METHODS: Secondary data from two health districts for 2012 and the country overall for 2013 were used to calculate annual caseload of SAM...
2016: PloS One
Piotr Kukla, Monika Kulik, Marek Jastrzębski, Leszek Bryniarski, Danuta Czarnecka, Adrian Baranchuk
Hypocalcemia is mainly the consequence of hypoalbuminemia, advanced renal impairment, cirrhosis, malnutrition, or sepsis. The most common ECG manifestation of hypocalcemia is QT prolongation as a result of ST segment lengthening. Very occasionally, hypocalcemia can manifest with ST segment elevation forcing the differential diagnosis with ST elevation MI. We described a case of severe hypocalcemia manifesting in electrocardiogram with a J point elevation, absent of ST segment and with associated short QT interval mimicking acute myocardial infarction...
September 7, 2016: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
Franck G B Alé, Kevin P Q Phelan, Hassan Issa, Isabelle Defourny, Guillaume Le Duc, Geza Harczi, Kader Issaley, Sani Sayadi, Nassirou Ousmane, Issoufou Yahaya, Mark Myatt, André Briend, Thierry Allafort-Duverger, Susan Shepherd, Nikki Blackwell
BACKGROUND: Community health workers (CHWs) are recommended to screen for acute malnutrition in the community by assessing mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) on children between 6 and 59 months of age. MUAC is a simple screening tool that has been shown to be a better predictor of mortality in acutely malnourished children than other practicable anthropometric indicators. This study compared, under program conditions, mothers and CHWs in screening for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) by color-banded MUAC tapes...
2016: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
Ellisiv Lærum Jacobsen, Therese Brovold, Astrid Bergland, Asta Bye
OBJECTIVES: Data on acute geriatric patients' nutritional status are lacking, and the associations among physical function, sarcopenia, health status and nutritional status are not sufficiently investigated in this population. The aims of this study are to investigate (1) nutritional status and sarcopenia in a group of acute geriatric patients, (2) the association between nutritional status, physical function and sarcopenia in acute geriatric patients, controlling for health status. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study...
2016: BMJ Open
Stephanie Law, Praneel Kumar, Sharon Woods, Krishna B Sriram
OBJECTIVES: There is a paucity of information on the prevalence and clinical implications of malnutrition in patients hospitalised for management of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). This study aimed to fill this gap in knowledge. METHODS: We performed a retrospective observational cohort study of 100 hospitalised AECOPD patients. The Malnutrition Screening Tool (MST) was used to identify patients at risk of malnutrition (MST ≥2)...
August 25, 2016: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
José E Pérez-Lu, Cesar Cárcamo, Arijit Nandi, Jay S Kaufman
In some countries, conditional cash transfer (CCT) programmes show an impact on maternal and child health. Juntos, the CCT programme in Peru, has been evaluated several times operationally, but seldom for maternal and child health outcomes. The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of Juntos on children under 6 years, pregnant women and mothers of children under 17 years. Outcomes evaluated included (1) anaemia in women and children; (2) acute malnutrition in children; (3) post-partum complications in mothers; and (4) underweight and overweight in mothers...
August 22, 2016: Maternal & Child Nutrition
Mohammad Reza Sharif, Hamed Haddad Kashani, Abbas Taghavi Ardakani, Davood Kheirkhah, Fatemeh Tabatabaei, Alireza Sharif
A probiotic is a living micro-organism administered to promote the health of the host by treating or preventing infections owing to strains of pathogens. Saccharomyces boulardii is a nonpathogen yeast that has a direct inhibitory effect on the growth of many pathogens, an anti-secretory effect and a trophic effect on enterocytes. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of S. boulardii on diarrhea in children. The children from 6 months to 6 years of age with acute watery diarrhea admitted in pediatric clinic in Kashan in 2012 were included in this trial...
August 16, 2016: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
Mark E Ralston, Mark A Myatt
IMPORTANCE: A simple, reliable anthropometric tool for rapid estimation of weight in children would be useful in limited-resource settings where current weight estimation tools are not uniformly reliable, nearly all global under-five mortality occurs, severe acute malnutrition is a significant contributor in approximately one-third of under-five mortality, and a weight scale may not be immediately available in emergencies to first-response providers. OBJECTIVE: To determine the accuracy and precision of mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) and height as weight estimation tools in children under five years of age in low-to-middle income countries...
2016: PloS One
Matthew R McKeever, Terence T Sio, G Brandon Gunn, Emma B Holliday, Pierre Blanchard, Merrill S Kies, Randal S Weber, Steven J Frank
Cancers in the head and neck area are usually close to several critical organ structures. Traditional external-beam photon radiation therapy unavoidably exposes these structures to significant doses of radiation, which can lead to serious acute and chronic toxicity. Intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT), however, has dosimetric advantages that allow it to deposit high doses within the target while largely sparing surrounding structures. Because of this advantage, IMPT has the potential to improve both tumor control and toxicity...
August 2016: Chinese Clinical Oncology
Omar Ortega, Laia Rofes, Alberto Martin, Viridiana Arreola, Irene López, Pere Clavé
Oropharyngeal dysphagia (OD) is a prevalent geriatric syndrome. Treatment is based on compensatory strategies to avoid complications. New treatments based on sensory stimulation to promote the recovery of the swallowing function have proved effective in acute studies but prolonged treatment needs further research. Our aim was to evaluate and compare the effect of two, longer-term sensory treatment strategies on older patients with OD. 38 older patients (≥70 years) were studied with videofluoroscopy (pre/posttreatment) and randomized into two 10-day treatment groups: Group A-transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) agonist (capsaicin 1 × 10(-5) M) and Group B-transcutaneous sensory electrical stimulation (TSES) (Intelect VitalStim, biphasic pulses, 300 μs, 80 Hz)...
October 2016: Dysphagia
Silvia Carrión, Maria Roca, Alicia Costa, Viridiana Arreola, Omar Ortega, Elisabet Palomera, Mateu Serra-Prat, Mateu Cabré, Pere Clavé
BACKGROUND: Oropharyngeal dysphagia (OD) is a prevalent risk factor for malnutrition (MN) in older patients and both conditions are related to poor outcome. OBJECTIVE: To explore the nutritional status in older patients with OD in a chronic and an acute clinical situation. DESIGN: We examined 95 older (≥70 years) patients with OD associated to chronic neurological diseases or aging, and 23 older patients with OD and acute community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) with videofluoroscopy; and 15 older people without OD...
July 26, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
André Briend, James A Berkley
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September 2016: Lancet Global Health
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