Association between anthropometric markers and asthma control, quality of life and pulmonary function in adults with asthma Forte et al., JHND Early View Background The role of abdominal fat and body fat (BF) in the evaluation of nutritional status in asthma has been considered recently. The present study aimed to evaluate the association between different anthropometric … Continue reading The prevalence of uncontrolled asthma is greater in overweight subjects than in normal weight subjects
Sremanakova et al., JHND Early View Background A growing body of evidence indicates the importance of nutrition in cancer treatment. Ketogenic diets are one strategy that has been proposed to enhance traditional anticancer therapy. This review summarises the evidence concerning the effect of oral ketogenic diets on anthropometry, metabolism, quality of life (QoL) and tumour … Continue reading A systematic review of the use of ketogenic diets in adult patients with cancer
Nutritional status in patients aged over 65 years and its influence on the quantity and type of complications occurring 3, 6 and 12 months after hospitalisation: a clinical prospective study Ostrowska et al JHND Early View Background Malnutrition in hospitalised patients is associated with frequent complications and increased mortality. The present study aimed to determine … Continue reading Malnutrition is significantly related to prolonged hospitalisation in older people.
Nutritional status, the development and persistence of malnutrition and dietary intake in oesophago‐gastric cancer: a longitudinal cohort study Grace et al. JHND Early View Background Patients with oesophago‐gastric (OG) cancer may be at risk of malnutrition, troublesome gastrointestinal symptoms (GI) and reduced dietary intake in view of the tumour location and multimodality curative treatment approach. Longitudinal … Continue reading Optimising nutritional status and symptom management throughout the treatment pathway should be a clinical priority for oesophageal-gastric cancers
Different associations between body composition and alcohol when assessed by exposure frequency or by quantitative estimates of consumption Lean et al., JHND Early View Background Alcohol intake is widely assumed to contribute to excess body fatness, especially among young men; however, the evidence is inconsistent. We have addressed this research question by investigating associations between reported … Continue reading The relationship between alcohol and body composition depend upon frequency as well as quantity of intake
Room service in a public hospital improves nutritional intake and increases patient satisfaction while decreasing food waste and cost McCray et al., JHND Early View Background Room service (RS) is a hospital foodservice model that is traditionally unique to the private sector. It allows patients to order meals compliant to their nutritional requirements from a … Continue reading A patient‐centred food service model can cost‐effectively improve clinical outcomes.
Texture‐modified foods and thickened fluids used in dysphagia: Israeli standardised terminology and definitions Icht et al., JHND Early View Background Texture‐modified foods and thickened fluids are used as a strategy that aims to compensate for dysphagia and improve the safety and efficiency of swallowing. Currently, in Israel, there are no standardised terminologies and definitions for texture‐modified … Continue reading Israeli standardised terminology and definitions for soft diets
A systematic literature review of the effect of anthocyanins on gut microbiota populations Igwe et al., JHND Early View Background Evidence has shown that anthocyanins, a subclass of polyphenol, are metabolised in the gut, modulate bacterial species and exert bioactive effects through this interaction. Methods A systematic literature review was undertaken to determine the level of … Continue reading Anthocyanins may have a beneficial effect on the composition of the gut microbiome.
Engaging the patient: improving dietary intake and meal experience through bedside terminal meal ordering for oncology patients Barrington et al., JHND Early View Background The present study aimed to determine changes in patient dietary intake, plate waste and meal experience associated with the implementation of a patient‐directed bedside electronic meal ordering system (BMOS) compared to traditional … Continue reading Patient-directed meal ordering systems improve dietary intake and mealtime experience