barker-malnutritionsignificance-2014A.pdf (1.49 MB)
Malnutrition: significance, prevalence and management of the hospitalised surgery patient
thesisposted on 2014-09-01, 00:00 authored by Lisa Amy Barker
Malnutrition is prevalent and poorly diagnosed in hospitalised patients, with high rates of malnutrition seen in surgical patients. The administration of a specialised immuno-nutrition supplement is beneficial for malnourished patients undergoing gastrointestinal surgery, and a multidisciplinary team approach improves nutritional care for patients.