IS A STANDARD ORAL NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT RIGHT FOR ALL PATIENTS?
This article by Catherine Rabess BSc (Hons) RD, highlights the importance of using specialist oral nutritional supplements when indicated, to suit the individual patient’s needs. Additionally, it explores assessment tools on how to identify this as early as possible in the patient’s journey.
READMISSION AND MORTALITY IN MALNOURISHED, OLDER, HOSPITALISED ADULTS TREATED WITH A SPECIALISED ORAL NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT: A RANDOMISED CLINICAL TRIAL
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.
WHAT IS ALL THE FUSS ABOUT THE GUT MICROBIOME AND 2′‐FL?
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.
NEW GUIDELINES & POSITION PAPERS IN PAEDIATRIC NUTRITION: A 2015-2020 OVERVIEW
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.
GLIM Consensus Paper on Diagnosing Malnutrition
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.
THE UNDERAPPRECIATED ROLE OF LOW MUSCLE MASS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF MALNUTRITION
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.
IMPLICATIONS OF LOW MUSCLE MASS ACROSS THE CONTINUUM OF CARE: A NARRATIVE VIEW
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.