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Artificial nutrition support in hospital: indications and complications

Smith, T. and Elia, M. (2006) Artificial nutrition support in hospital: indications and complications Clinical Medicine, 6, (5), pp. 457-460.

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Malnutrition, both as a cause and consequence of disease, affects 10–50% of patients admitted to hospital. Malnourished patients have higher mortality rates and increased incidence of complications, with delayed recovery from illness during and after hospital stay. The care of malnourished patients should involve a multidisciplinary approach but doctors have the overall responsibility to identify those at nutritional risk, take appropriate action and monitor outcomes. Malnutrition remains underrecognised and undertreated and, when it is identified, there is often misunderstanding regarding the specific indications and potential complications of artificial nutrition support.

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Published date: 2006
Keywords: malnutrition, review, therapy, nutrition, adverse effects, hospitals, enteral nutrition, nutritional support, human, complications, parenteral nutrition, humans, methods


Local EPrints ID: 61525
ISSN: 1470-2118
PURE UUID: 05c8dca3-5c60-4bcf-a92f-e9d132a85254

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Date deposited: 12 Sep 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:21

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Author: T. Smith
Author: M. Elia

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