Evidence Supporting the Role of Specialized Nutrition in Recovery
Refaat Hegazi, MD, PhD, MPH, MS, ABPNS
Medical Director, Abbott Nutrition
Research, Scientific & Medical Affairs
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Malnutrition is associated with illness, injury, and hospitalization. Malnutrition negatively impacts patient outcomes including increased complications, infections, length of stay, cost, and mortality while decreasing wound healing, convalescence, and quality of life.
Loss of lean body mass (LBM) occurs with malnutrition. This series of four presentations focuses on the prevention and repletion of LBM loss in patients at risk, and the value of specialized nutrition for strength in recovery.