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Aggressive oral refeeding in hospitalized patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2239794     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Malnutrition is an important clinical condition leading to increased morbidity and mortality. This report describes an aggressive oral refeeding program of high-caloric foods, which was instituted in severely anorectic patients because of their refusal to eat meals or supplements. After ascertaining a patient's favorite sweet, hospital personnel and family collaborated in providing the food. Frequently, sweets were the patient's only intake for weeks. We saw a gradual return of appetite, inclusion of other foods in the diet, and overall clinical improvement in comorbid conditions. These cases suggest that aggressive oral refeeding with high-caloric foods is an underutilized therapy for multiply impaired elderly patients.
C H Winograd; E M Brown
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of clinical nutrition     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0002-9165     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Clin. Nutr.     Publication Date:  1990 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-12-21     Completed Date:  1990-12-21     Revised Date:  2014-03-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376027     Medline TA:  Am J Clin Nutr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  967-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Anorexia / diet therapy*
Energy Intake*
Nutrition Disorders / diet therapy*
Grant Support
10859//Cancer Research UK; K08AG00246/AG/NIA NIH HHS

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