Tag Archives: Artificial Nutrition and Hydration

Review of Feeding Support for Hospitalised Adults at Risk of Under-Nourishment (Cochrane Database)

Summary A systematic review has been conducted to assess the efficacy of nutritional support for improving clinical outcomes in hospitalised adult patients at risk of disease-related malnutrition. It was already known that roughly 30% of patients in Western European hospitals … Continue reading

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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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Nutrition Support in Adults (NICE)

Summary The NICE quality standard (QS24) for nutrition support explains how nutrition support services can offer the best care to people using NHS services in England.  Full Text Link (a) Reference NICE (2012). Information for people who use NHS nutrition … Continue reading

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Nutritional Care of Patients with Dementia in the Acute Setting (Complete Nutrition)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 11, June 2012]. Summary This article discusses the role of the dietitian in an acute hospital working with dementia patients. It outlines various causes of … Continue reading

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Nutritional Optimisation for Older People with Dementia (Nursing Standard)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 7, February 2012]. Summary This article examines interventions to establish and maintain adequate nutritional intake in older people with dementia. The problems of inadequate hydration … Continue reading

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Artificial Nutrition and Hydration for Advanced Dementia

Summary Dutch and Australian doctors adopt different care approaches for patients with advanced dementia. This article investigates the opinions of Dutch and Australian doctors about artificial nutrition or hydration (ANH) for patients with advanced dementia. Dutch and Australian doctors use similar … Continue reading

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