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Nutritional Support in Malnourished Medical Inpatients

2019 01 Dec

Patients who are malnourished or at nutritional risk do tend to have poorer outcomes compared to patients who are relatively healthier when they undergo surgery or are sick. Poorly nourished patients do not have the reserves to fight off illness, and in many cases, are also immunosuppressed with delayed wound healing.  Malnutrition is a major public... Read more

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Volume 19 - Issue 3, 2019

2019 26 Sep

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Nutrition

2019 26 Sep

The critically ill patient is often unable to feed by mouth. This condition, in some patients, can range from days to months. It is imperative that these patients receive macronutrients either through enteral or parenteral nutrition. If they don't, there is a risk of an energy deficit that could lead to loss of lean body mass and subsequently, other... Read more

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New ESPEN Guidelines for Nutrition in the Critically Ill: Help, What Happened!?

2019 26 Sep

ESPEN guidelines for nutrition in critical illness have shifted from optimistic anticipative nutritional pharmacotherapy towards cautious and balanced metabolic support. This important new orientation in ICU nutrition management is a consequence of recent strong RCT-based evidence.   Introduction   Recently, the new ESPEN guidelines for critically... Read more

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Infographic

2019 26 Sep

An overview of nutrition management in the ICU Read more

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Nutrition 2020

2020 30 May

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Energy Balance in Obese, Mechanically Ventilated Patients in ICU

2019 10 Sep

Clinical evidence shows that overfeeding critically ill patients is associated with poor outcomes. Obesity is a major challenge in ICU patients because of the comorbidities and anomalies associated with it. Determining an appropriate dose of enteral nutrition is difficult in this patient population and the risk of overfeeding quite high.  An... Read more

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Monitor Me! Infographic

2019 26 Aug

An overview of mHealth and its application and implementation in healthcare. Read more

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Doctor Ignorance About Nutrition Not Defensible

2019 08 Jul

In a commentary published in JAMA Internal Medicine 01 July 2019, Neal Barnard, M.D., emphasised the importance for physicians today to be more familiar with nutrition knowledge. Dr. Barnard, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine president, explained how some of the main health concerns – diabetes, obesity, heart disease and some cancers... Read more

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Nutrition in the ICU

2019 19 Jun

Patients in the ICU tend to achieve clinical improvement within 3 to 7 days of stay. However, there is a subset of patients who progress to chronic critical illness. This is usually characterised by low-grade persistent inflammation and protein catabolism, also referred to as Persistent Inflammatory Catabolism Syndrome (PICS).  PICS patients... Read more