Nutritional risk screening (NRS 2002): a new method based on an analysis of controlled clinical trials

Kondrup, Jens; Rasmussen, Henrik Højgaard; Hamberg, Ole; Stanga, Zeno; Ad Hoc ESPEN Working Group, (2003). Nutritional risk screening (NRS 2002): a new method based on an analysis of controlled clinical trials. Clinical nutrition, 22(3), pp. 321-36. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/S0261-5614(02)00214-5

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A system for screening of nutritional risk is described. It is based on the concept that nutritional support is indicated in patients who are severely ill with increased nutritional requirements, or who are severely undernourished, or who have certain degrees of severity of disease in combination with certain degrees of undernutrition. Degrees of severity of disease and undernutrition were defined as absent, mild, moderate or severe from data sets in a selected number of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and converted to a numeric score. After completion, the screening system was validated against all published RCTs known to us of nutritional support vs spontaneous intake to investigate whether the screening system could distinguish between trials with a positive outcome and trials with no effect on outcome.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition

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Stanga, Zeno Giovanni








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04 Oct 2013 15:24

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