Cost-effectiveness of treating malnutrition

The cost-effectiveness of identifying and treating malnutrition in hospitals: a systematic review Mitchell and Porter, JHND Early View Background Disease-related malnutrition is known to have significant clinical and economic consequences. This systematic review of recent evidence aimed to establish the cost-effectiveness of identifying and treating malnutrition in the hospital setting. Methods A search of four … Continue reading Cost-effectiveness of treating malnutrition

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Oral nutrition supplements and growth in children

Longitudinal growth and health outcomes in nutritionally at-risk children who received long-term nutritional intervention Huyhn et al JHND Early View. Background The benefits of short-term oral nutritional supplementation (ONS) in undernourished children are well-established. The benefits of long-term ONS in promoting longitudinal growth and health in children who are at risk of undernutrition have not been … Continue reading Oral nutrition supplements and growth in children

Dietary counselling improves outcomes for at-risk elderly following hospital discharge

Individualised dietary counselling for nutritionally at-risk older patients following discharge from acute hospital to home: a systematic review and meta-analysis Munk et al., JHND Early View Background Many older patients are undernourished after hospitalisation. Undernutrition impacts negatively on physical function and the ability of older patients to perform activities of daily living at home after discharge … Continue reading Dietary counselling improves outcomes for at-risk elderly following hospital discharge

DASH score and risk of coronary stenosis

Relationship between Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension score and Alternative Healthy Eating Index score with plasma asymmetrical dimethylarginine levels in patients referring for coronary angiography Mokhtari et al. JHND Early View Background Asymmetrical dimethyl arginine (ADMA) is a competitive inhibitor in the production of nitric oxide (NO) from arginine and NO plays an important role in … Continue reading DASH score and risk of coronary stenosis