Disease-related Malnutrition: An Evidence-based Approach to Treatment

Disease-related Malnutrition: An Evidence-based Approach to Treatment

by R J Stratton, C J Green, M Elia, Ceri J. Green, Marinos Elia
     
 

ISBN-10: 0851996485

ISBN-13: 9780851996486

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: CAB International North America

Disease-related malnutrition is a global public health problem. The consequences of disease-related malnutrition are numerous, and include shorter survival rates, lower functional capacity, longer hospital stays, greater complication rates, and higher prescription rates. Nutritional support, in the form of oral nutritional supplements or tube feeding, has proven to

Overview

Disease-related malnutrition is a global public health problem. The consequences of disease-related malnutrition are numerous, and include shorter survival rates, lower functional capacity, longer hospital stays, greater complication rates, and higher prescription rates. Nutritional support, in the form of oral nutritional supplements or tube feeding, has proven to lead to an improvement in patient outcome. This book is unique in that it draws together the results of numerous different studies that demonstrate the benefits of nutritional support and provides an evidence base for it. It also discusses the causes, consequences, and prevalence of disease-related malnutrition, and provides insights into the best possible use of enteral nutritional support.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780851996486
Publisher:
CAB International North America
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
Cabi Series
Pages:
848
Product dimensions:
6.87(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Scientific criteria for defining malnutrition
Prevalence of disease-related malnutrition
Causes of disease-related malnutrition
Consequences of disease-related malnutrition
Framework for establishing an evidence base for nutritional intervention
Evidence base for oral nutritional supplements
Evidence base for enteral tube feeding
Combined analysis of the effects of oral nutritional supplements and enteral tube feeding
Parenteral nutrition: a comparison with enteral tube feeding
Undertaking clinical nutrition intervention trials
Conclusions

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