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ICU Management

New Screening Tool Identifies Patients at Risk for Malnutrition

2017 17 Jun

According to a new study, patients who are at risk for malnutrition when undergoing heart surgery can now be more easily identified leading to better intervention and improved surgical outcomes. The study is published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Malnutrition during the post-operative period can lead to high morbidity and mortality as well as... Read more

ICU Management

New Data Show Malnutrition in U.S. Hospitals Associated with a $42 Billion Burden to Health System

2016 18 Oct

New AHRQ statistical brief, co-authored with BAXTER and ASPEN, show nearly 2 million U.S. hospital stays1 involve malnutritionMalnutrition-related hospital stays have up to a five times higher risk of deaths2, compared to patient stays not identified as malnourishedMost malnourished-related hospital stays were two times longer1 than for patient stays... Read more

ICU Management

Volume-Based Feeding For ICU Patients

2014 02 Sep

Although enteral nutrition (EN) or the feeding of patients through a tube is a common practice in an intensive care unit, the problem of underfeeding remains. A usual practice is to have a certain amount of feeding per hour but this is often interrupted by procedures, tests, or emergencies. A better way to reduce underfeeding in ICU patients is to have... Read more

Cardiology Management

Cardiac Risks of Childhood Malnutrition

2014 03 Jul

Severe nutritional deficiencies before the age of five, including prenatal nourishment, may irreversibly harm heart anatomy and function. Adults who experience childhood malnutrition are at an increased risk for high blood pressure, which can lead to heart disease and stroke. The new findings, published in the American Heart Association’s Hypertension... Read more