New PDF release: Clinical nutrition

By Elia, Marinos

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ISBN-13: 9781118457757

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1 Number of days necessary to obtain estimates of dietary intake within 10% of average intake in healthy people using weighed food intakes. Data from Bingham (1987). Dietary component Number of days Energy Carbohydrate Fat Dietary fibre Calcium Iron Thiamin Riboflavin Cholesterol Vitamin C 5 6 7 10 10 12 15 19 27 36 Such a history can be undertaken by clinicians as part of the general clinical history, but a more detailed evaluation can be undertaken by dietitians. Clinical examination Protein–energy malnutrition Clinical examination can reveal evidence of chronic protein energy malnutrition: ●● ●● ●● ●● Muscle: muscle wasting is often visible, particularly in certain parts of the legs (quadriceps in proximal leg), proximal arms (deltoids), and face (temporalis muscle).

Anorexia: major and persistent changes in subjective impression of appetite may also indicate risk of malnutrition. Other symptoms: persistent swallowing difficulties, vomiting and diarrhoea, poor- or ill-fitting dentures, and painful mouth conditions can also mark the development of protein-energy malnutrition. Socio-economic: the history may elicit poverty, social isolation, and difficulties with shopping. These can be particularly problematic in patients who have become weak and unable to shop or cook as a result of their malnutrition.

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