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Disease-related Malnutrition

Disease-related Malnutrition

An Evidence-based Approach to Treatment

By R Stratton, Institute of Human Nutrition, University of Southampton, UK, C Green, Nutricia Healthcare, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, M Elia, Institute of Human Nutrition, University of Southampton, UK

January 2003 / Hardback / 848 Pages / 9780851996486 £165.99 / €213.00 / $316.95
With 10% online discount: £149.39 / €191.70 / $285.26
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Main Description

Disease-related malnutrition is a global public health problem. The consequences of disease-related malnutrition are numerous, and include shorter survival rates, lower functional capacity, longer hospital stays, greater complication rates, and higher prescription rates. Nutritional support, in the form of oral nutritional supplements or tube feeding, has proven to lead to an improvement in patient outcome. This book is unique in that it draws together the results of numerous different studies that demonstrate the benefits of nutritional support and provides an evidence base for it. It also discusses the causes, consequences, and prevalence of disease-related malnutrition, and provides insights into the best possible use of enteral nutritional support.

  • 1: Scientific criteria for defining malnutrition
  • 2: Prevalence of disease-related malnutrition
  • 3: Causes of disease-related malnutrition
  • 4: Consequences of disease-related malnutrition
  • 5: Framework for establishing an evidence base for nutritional intervention
  • 6: Evidence base for oral nutritional supplements
  • 7: Evidence base for enteral tube feeding
  • 8: Combined analysis of the effects of oral nutritional supplements and enteral tube feeding
  • 9: Parenteral nutrition: a comparison with enteral tube feeding
  • 10: Undertaking clinical nutrition intervention trials
  • 11: Conclusions
  • 12: Appendices
  • 13: References
"The authors have combined scientific findings, clinical judgement and common sense, to produce a reference work of great importance not only to clinicians but also to other health care disciplines and to managers."
Godavari Kamalanathan, The Indian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics, 41, 2004
"This is not just another book, it is unique masterly systematic review of systematic reviews and meta-analysis, blessed by the authority and much clinical expertise and sense of the authors."

Mario E Camilo, University Lisbon, Portugal Clinical Nutrition (2003) 22(6)

"It is an impressive effort to collect, summarize and analyse the available literature in the field. This book is a useful addition to the available literature for a wide range of professionals working with nutritional support, but also for students and researchers, especially when dealing with nutrition intervention trials."

Lars-Ake Persson, Scandinavian Journal of Nutrition 2003, 47(4)

"This is a useful reference book and should be available to all those involved in the management of patients suffering from nutritional depletion. The book would be an ideal addition to the resources of nutrition support teams to underpin clinical decision and to act as basis for undertaking clinical research. It provides a valuable source of information for those undertaking studies in clinical nutrition at both under- and post-graduate level. The authors are to be congratulated for such a meticulous and timely review of this subject."

Janet P Baxter, Journal Human Nutrition & Dietetics, 16

"The book presents a huge amount of information in a single cohesive style...It is the completeness of the work that makes it outstanding."

P R Borum, EJCN, June 2004