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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733401/to-eat-or-not-to-eat-indicators-for-reduced-food-intake-in-91-245-patients-hospitalized-on-nutritiondays-2006-2014-in-56-countries-worldwide-a-descriptive-analysis
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Karin Schindler, Michael Themessl-Huber, Michael Hiesmayr, Sigrid Kosak, Mitja Lainscak, Alessandro Laviano, Olle Ljungqvist, Mohamed Mouhieddine, Stéphane Schneider, Marian de van der Schueren, Tatjana Schütz, Christian Schuh, Pierre Singer, Peter Bauer, Claude Pichard
BACKGROUND: Inadequate nutrition during hospitalization is strongly associated with poor patient outcome, but ensuring adequate food intake is not a priority in clinical routine worldwide. This lack of priority results in inadequate and unbalanced food intake in patients and huge amounts of wasted food. OBJECTIVES: We evaluate the main factors that are associated with reduced meal intake in hospitalized patients and the differences between geographical regions. DESIGN: We conducted a descriptive analysis of data from 9 consecutive, annual, and cross-sectional nutritionDay samples (2006-2014) in a total of 91,245 adult patients in 6668 wards in 2584 hospitals in 56 countries...
October 12, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26377162/omitting-edema-measurement-how-much-acute-malnutrition-are-we-missing
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Severine Frison, Francesco Checchi, Marko Kerac
BACKGROUND: Acute malnutrition is a major public health issue in low-income countries. It includes both wasting and edematous malnutrition, but the terms wasting and acute malnutrition are often used interchangeably. Little is known about the burden of edematous malnutrition, and few large-scale surveys measure it. OBJECTIVE: Most acute malnutrition might be captured by the measurement of wasting alone, but this is unknown. This article aims to fill this gap. DESIGN: This article presents a secondary data analysis of 852 nutrition cross-sectional survey data sets of children aged 6-59 mo...
November 2015: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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