The NOURISH (Nutritional effect on unplanned readmissions and survival in hospitalised patients) study evaluates the impact of a high protein oral nutritional supplement containing β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate (HMB) on mortality and hospital readmission rates in malnourished hospitalised older adults with a range of cardiopulmonary conditions up to 90 days post-discharge.
This article from Dr Akshay Batra, MBBS, MD, MRCPCH, highlights the impact of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) on the microbiome and their synergistic relationship; explains the diversity of probiotics in the infant microbiome; and discusses the current research regarding reduction in infant mortality and morbidities.
The aim of this overview is to provide the latest information from the past five years, concerning major nutritional recommendations and systematic reviews in children in general and in specific diseases and to discuss progression in the field of paediatric evidence-based nutrition practice.
The Global Leadership Initiative in Malnutrition (GLIM) is focused on building a global consensus around core diagnostic criteria for malnutrition in adults in clinical settings. In 2018, the GLIM leadership committee and working group published its strong support for a two-stem approach to malnutrition diagnosis, detailed in this consensus paper.
This opinion article, published in Journal of American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA), addresses the role of muscle mass in improving health outcomes in a variety of disease states. It also offers strategies you can use to help patients manage low muscle mass and prevent muscle loss.
This narrative, published in the 15 November 2018 issue of The Annals of Medicine, provides an overview of the implications of low muscle mass on health outcomes for patients in inpatient, outpatient and long-term care clinical settings.
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