PREVENT, TREAT, SURVIVE: EATING WELL THROUGH THE CONTINUUM OF CANCER

Good nutrition is critical during cancer treatment. This article addresses common questions that people have about cancer, diet, and nutrition.

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POSITION PAPER FROM THE ACADEMY: MALNUTRITION SCREENING TOOL FOR ALL ADULTS

In the April 2020 edition of JAND, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics states its position that, based upon current evidence, the Malnutrition Screening Tool (MST) should be used to screen adults for malnutrition (undernutrition) regardless of their age, medical history, or setting.

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PROBIOTICS & PRETERM INFANTS: A POSITION PAPER BY ESPGHAN

ESPGHAN has published a position paper in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology that includes a conditional recommendation to use the probiotic blend of Bifidobacterium lactis (BB-12), Bifidobacterium infantis (BB-02), and Streptococcus thermophilus (TH-4) when each of the strains is administered at a dose of 3.0 to 3.5 x 108 cfu/g.

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Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative Supplement to JAND

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics released a special Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative (MQii) supplement to the September Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (JAND). The supplement features articles and abstracts highlighting the impact of malnutrition quality improvement on interdisciplinary patient care and clinical nutrition practice.

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Optimizing Nutrition Before & After Surgery: The ERAS Protocol

In this article published in the Spring 2019 issue of National Black Nurses Association News, Julie Richards (MS, RDN, LDN) and Lacresha Johnson review nutrition elements of ERAS protocols and describe how nurses play a key role in nutrition care before and after surgery.

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Screening Community-living Older Adults for Protein Energy Malnutrition & Frailty: Update & Next Steps

This article, published in the October 2019 edition of the Journal of Community Health, offers a comprehensive review that focuses on screening community-living older adults for malnutrition and frailty.

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2018 Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Clinical Practice Guideline

This article, written in collaboration with NASPGHAN, provides a summary of the 2018 NASPGHAN-ESPGHAN Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Clinical Practice Guidelines.

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NUTRITION TO AID WOUND HEALING IN THE AGING ADULT

Although often overlooked, nutrition is a key factor in wound healing. This article discusses specialized nutrition considerations that help address chronic wounds and support active aging.

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IMPACT OF NUTRITION-FOCUSED QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INTERVENTION

Despite its high prevalence, malnutrition in hospitalized patients often goes unrecognized and undertreated. Watch this 6:00-minute video to learn more about how using the malnutrition screening tool upon admission and administering nutrition supplements helped one hospital system improve outcomes, such as reducing length of hospital stay, for patients at risk.

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IMPACT OF NUTRITION RISK ON HOSPITAL OUCOMES: NUTRITIONDAY IN THE US RESULTS

This recent study, published in The Journal of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition online, discusses the increased risk of death or prolonged recovery in adult American patients in the hospital setting who are at nutritional risk or not eating their full meal. Learn what you can do to help improve your patients’ outcomes.

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