Critical Appraisals - Nutrition & Dietetics

Clinical Scenario

What are the recommendations for nutrition in adult patients with acute renal failure +/- on intensive/critical care?

Casaer, M, Mesotten, D, Hermans, G et al. 2011, 'Early versus late parenteral nutrition in critically ill adults', The New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 365, pp. 506-17.

What is the evidence for (or against) using a Medpass (nutrition as medication) program in patients with dementia?

Hanson, L, Ersek, M, Gilliam, R & Carey, T, 2011, ‘Oral feeding options for people with dementia: A systematic review’, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, vol. 59, pp. 463-472.

Does Dietetic intervention and nutrition support reduce the impact and prevalence of malnutrition in Adult patients with Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease?

Collins, P, Stratton, R, & Marinos, E 2012, ‘Nutritional support in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis’, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 95, pp.1385-95.

In patients with Oesophageal cancer undergoing radio therapy +/- chemo therapy with does an enteral tube feeding +/- prophylactic tube placement intervention decrease malnutrition risk and/or improve outcomes in enterally tube fed patients?

Orphanidou, C, Biggs, K, Johnston, ME, Wright, JR, Bowman, A, Hotte, SJ, et al.  2011, ‘Prophylactic feeding tubes for patients with locally advanced head-and-neck cancer undergoing combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy—systematic review and recommendations for clinical practice’, Current Oncology, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. e191- e201.

What is the occurrence of refeeding syndrome in adults started on artificial nutrition support?

Rio, A, Whelan, K, Goff, L, Reidlinger, DP & Smeeton, N 2013, ‘Occurrence of refeeding syndrome in adults started on artificial nutrition support: prospective cohort study’, BMJ Open, vol. 3, pp. 1-9 <e-pub>.

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