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2012-05-03 18:40:18

A new systematic assessment of malnutrition, created by researchers at Penn State, will aid dietitians and other health care providers in diagnosis and treatment. Up to 50 percent of patients in hospitals and nursing facilities are estimated to be malnourished, according to Gordon Jensen, professor and head of nutritional sciences, Penn State. Although malnutrition is widespread, confusion exists in the clinical community on how to best make this diagnose. Malnourished patients are...

2011-07-01 06:55:02

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Controversy remains over the timing and initiation of parenteral nutrition in critically ill adults whose caloric targets cannot be met by enteral nutrition alone, which provides food through a tube placed in the nose, stomach, or small intestine. Parenteral nutrition is administered through a catheter and goes directly into a vein and supplies nutrients in a form that doesn't require digestion. The study compared the European guidelines of early initiation of...

2011-04-28 05:18:00

ST. LOUIS, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Vision Technologies, Inc., (GVT) in partnership with the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) announce the launch of Sustain, LLC, A.S.P.E.N.'s new online patient registry software solution for nutrition support therapy cases in the United States. Late last year, A.S.P.E.N chose GVT's patient registry application - ClinicalPURSUIT, as the solution to help them with this important initiative. The information...


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