Tag Archives: Artificial Hydration and Nutrition

Nutrition Support in Adults: Evidence Update (NHS Evidence)

Summary This August 2013 “Evidence Update” on Nutrition Support in Adults presents a summary of selected new evidence of relevance to the NICE (2006) Clinical Guideline “Nutrition support in adults: oral nutrition support, enteral tube feeding and parenteral nutrition” (CG32). … Continue reading

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UK Nutrition Screening Survey: Malnutrition in the Community (BAPEN)

Summary The fourth annual nutritional screening report, from the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN), reveals that malnutrition is a potential problem amongst younger as well as older people. The report indicates the need for consistent and integrated … Continue reading

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Difficulty with Eating in Persons with Advanced Dementia

Abstract This article addresses feeding and eating difficulties resulting in weight loss during the advanced stages of dementia, and the decision-making process regarding use  of a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube. Evidence from observational  studies indicates that feeding tubes do not improve survival … Continue reading

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