[How to assess the nutritional status of my patient]

Leuenberger, M S; Joray, M L; Kurmann, S; Stanga, Z (2012). [How to assess the nutritional status of my patient]. Praxis - schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin, 101(5), pp. 307-15. Bern: Huber 10.1024/1661-8157/a000857

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Protein-energy-malnutrition is a growing problem in industrialised countries. Many studies have found malnourishment in 20-60% of hospitalized medical or surgical patients, as well as out-patients. Malnutrition negatively influences patients' prognosis, immune system, muscle strength, and quality of life. As it is a largely treatable co-morbidity, systematic screening for malnutrition and effective management will improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs. Early diagnosis and assessment depends on a simple and standardised screening tool that identifies at-risk patients, allowing the medical team in charge to solve patients' nutritional problems with an interdisciplinary approach.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Leuenberger, Michèle Simone; Joray, Maya Lucia and Stanga-Nodari, Zeno

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1661-8157

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

German

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:26

Last Modified:

01 Oct 2020 13:44

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/1661-8157/a000857

PubMed ID:

22377978

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/9374 (FactScience: 215087)

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