Malnutrition im Spital

Keller, U.. (1996) Malnutrition im Spital. Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift, Jg. 126 , Suppl. 79. pp. 1-7.

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It can be expected that every fifth patient in an internal medical ward in our hospitals is malnourished. Reasons for this are consuming underlying diseases as well as psychological and social factors. The association of malnutrition and hypoalbuminemia is a marker of poor prognosis; malnutrition associated with hypoalbuminemia has also been named `protein malnutrition`. However, this term is misleading and `dysproteinemic malnutrition` would be more appropriate, because hypoalbuminemia is usually not caused by protein malnutrition but rather by an underlying severe illness. The nutritional state should be assessed in all patients with suspected malnutrition; not only body composition but also body function should be determined. Elderly patients have an increased prevalence of malnutrition; among individual micronutrients vitamin D, B12 and B6 in particular are frequently diminished. Nutritional therapy should be a component of all comprehensive treatment programmes for diseases which may lead to malnutrition.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Biomedizin > Former Units at DBM > Metabolism (Keller/Müller)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Ehemalige Einheiten Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Klinische Endokrinologie (Keller)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Ehemalige Einheiten Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Klinische Endokrinologie (Keller)
UniBasel Contributors:Keller, Ulrich O.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Benno Schwabe
Note:Variant title: [Malnutrition in the hospital] -- Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Last Modified:02 Oct 2015 10:00
Deposited On:02 Oct 2015 10:00

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