Nutrition support experts want you to think of food as a drug. ... Whatever the method—food on a plate, enteral, parenteral—the nutrition support experts just want hospitalists to make sure everyone's getting fed.
High nutrition risk identifies those patients most likely to benefit from early EN therapy. ... Use EN over PN in critically ill patients who require nutrition support therapy.
At 30 days, significantly fewer patients in the nutrition group had died (7% vs. ... Nutrition, says any validated tool can be used to screen patients for nutritional risk.
During hospitalization, they were randomized to either standard hospital food or protocol-guided individualized nutritional support to reach energy, protein, and micronutrient goals. ... The mortality rate was significantly lower at 30 days in patients
Prior to the start of the trial intervention (which involved home-delivered healthy meals after hospitalization), the participants' baseline nutritional intake was estimated using the Block Food Frequency Questionnaire and the ... This study's results
modulated nutrition was associated with a higher 6-month mortality rate: 54% (95% CI, 40% to 67%) vs. ... g/kg of body weight per day, day 3) of the standard nutrition.
Another article in this issue looks at how hospitals are working on something that has not historically been their specialty: providing tasty, healthy food. ... The efforts range from simple steps such as talking about nutrition and offering a vegetarian
The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) last week published a position paper with recommendations for using parenteral nutrition glutamine supplementation. ... More research is needed on glutamine-supplemented PN in specific
Patients with GI symptoms may be diagnosed with food poisoning.” Stroke and psychiatric issues may also be thought to explain patients' symptoms.
Nutrition therapy provided by ICUs often fails to meet guideline recommendations in a number of areas, a new study found. ... An article in the August 2009 issue of ACP Hospitalist addressed the challenges of providing appropriate nutrition therapy to