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Detection and treatment of medical inpatients with or at-risk of malnutrition: Suggested procedures based on validated guidelines

Published inNutrition, vol. 32, no. 7-8, p. 790-798
Publication date2016
Abstract

a lack of knowledge in regard to detecting disease-related malnutrition and implementing nutritional support. Our aim was to suggest practical procedures for screening and treating malnourished or at-risk patients hospitalized in medical wards, thereby fostering a straightforward implementation of nutritional therapy independent of the underlying disease and comorbidities. Methods: A working group of experts in clinical nutrition selected and analyzed published diseasespecific European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) guidelines relevant for our aim. Eight questions in population, intervention, control, outcome format were defined to cover topics such as screening, nutritional targets, and routes of feeding. Individual studies were extracted from the guidelines by applying inclusion and exclusion criteria targeting the heterogeneous population of medical inpatients with or at-risk of disease-related malnutrition. We used those studies as evidence, as well as recommendations from the selected ESPEN guidelines, to formulate answers to the questions.

Keywords
  • Procedures
  • Clinical algorithm
  • Acute disease
  • Disease-related,malnutrition
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Medical wards
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BOUNOURE, Lisa et al. Detection and treatment of medical inpatients with or at-risk of malnutrition: Suggested procedures based on validated guidelines. In: Nutrition, 2016, vol. 32, n° 7-8, p. 790–798. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2016.01.019
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