Practical scores for the detection of malnutrition

Aeberhard, Carla; Stanga, Zeno; Leuenberger, Michèle (2014). Practical scores for the detection of malnutrition. Therapeutische Umschau, 71(3), pp. 141-147. Huber 10.1024/0040-5930/a000495

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Malnutrition occurs in 30 - 60 % of hospitalized medical or surgical patients, as well as out-patients. Serious consequences at various levels were observed. Malnutrition influences negatively the quality of life, the immune system, muscle strength and worsens the prognosis of the patient. Interventions for a rapid and simple identification and effective treatment of this condition are essential and cost saving. Screening tools for the identification of patients at nutritional risk are very useful in daily practice. The systematic identification of patients with potential or apparent malnutrition is very important allowing an effective nutritional treatment at an early time. The medical team in charge should perform the nutritional risk screening and the following assessment to recognize the nutritional problems and to solve them in an interdisciplinary and -professional team.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of General Internal Medicine (DAIM) > Clinic of General Internal Medicine > Centre of Competence for General Internal Medicine

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Stanga-Nodari, Zeno


600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health








Patricia Rajaonina

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18 Mar 2015 14:24

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06 Oct 2020 08:13

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