And Douglas C Heimburger MD MS


1 Introduction

2 Protein Energy Malnutrition

3 Prevalence of Malnutrition

4 Outcomes of Malnutrition

5 Geriatrics

6 Renal Disease

7 Pulmonary Disease

8 Perioperative Nutritional Support

9 Transplantation 10 Conclusions


Malnutrition is a significant global problem in health care. There are strong associations between malnutrition and increased morbidity and mortality and elevated health care costs. This chapter discusses malnutrition and outcomes in geriatrics, renal disease, respiratory disease, transplantation, and in the perioperative setting. Although there is substantial evidence documenting the benefits of medical nutrition therapy, more studies are needed to better quantify these benefits in not only hospitalized patients but in all who have a chronic disease.

Key Words: Malnutrition, Chronic Disease, Outcomes

From: Clinical Gastroenterology: Nutrition and Gastrointestinal Disease Edited by: M.H. DeLegge © Humana Press Inc., Totowa, NJ

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