Effects of enteral protein supplements on nutritional status and clinical outcome in unconscious elderly malnourished patients


Gulsen Atalay B., Yagmur C., Nursal T., Atalay H., Sezgin N. , Giray S., ...More

NUTRITION & DIETETICS, vol.71, no.2, pp.66-72, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/1747-0080.12081
  • Title of Journal : NUTRITION & DIETETICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.66-72

Abstract

Aim: Unconscious malnourished patients have reduced serum proteins. Enteral protein supplements may improve their nutritional status and clinical outcome. Our aim for the present study was to determine the effect on nutritional status and patient prognosis of enteral protein supplementation in tube-fed hospitalised unconscious elderly malnourished patients.