ABBOTT NUTRITION: PEDIATRICS TOTAL NUTRITION THERAPY (TNT) PROGRAM
Sanja Kolaček, MD, PhD, MSc
Professor of Pediatrics
The Medical University of Zagreb, Croatia
Dr Kolaček reviews pediatric disease-related undernutrition and the negative impact on growth, development, treatment outcomes, and disease prognosis. In critically ill pediatric patients, nutritional status has been associated with morbidity and mortality. Dr Kolaček discusses the special nutritional challenges of children with disease and the need for malnutrition screening. Optimizing nutrition therapy improves health outcomes in these children, is cost effective, and should be a standard of care for young patients.