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Nutr Hosp. 2014 Apr 1;29(4):838-43. doi: 10.3305/nh.2014.29.4.7247.

Intensive nutritional support improves the nutritional status and body composition in severely malnourished children with cerebral palsy.

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  • 1Instituto de Nutrición Humana. Universidad de Guadalajara.. vasquez.garibay@gmail.com.
  • 2Instituto de Nutrición Humana. Universidad de Guadalajara. Hospital Civil de Guadalajara Dr. Juan I. Menchaca. México.. vasquez.garibay@gmail.com.
  • 3Instituto de Nutrición Humana. Universidad de Guadalajara. Hospital Civil de Guadalajara Dr. Juan I. Menchaca. México..
  • 4Hospital Civil de Guadalajara Dr. Juan I. Menchaca. México..
  • 5Instituto de Nutrición Humana. Universidad de Guadalajara..

Abstract

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OBJECTIVE:

To demonstrate that a nutritional support intervention, via naso-enteral tube-feeding or gastrostomy, has a significant impact on the nutritional status and body composition in severely malnourished children with cerebral palsy spastic quadriplegia.

METHODS:

Thirteen patients with moderate/severe malnutrition and cerebral palsy spastic quadriplegia who were fed via naso-enteral tube-feeding or gastrostomy were included in a cohort study. Anthropometric measurements and estimated body composition by bioelectric impedance analysis were obtained. ANOVA and Wilcoxon tests were used.

RESULTS:

During the four weeks of nutritional recovery, an average weight increase of 2700 g was achieved. There were significant increases in anthropometric indicators, including BMI and weight/length (p < 0.01). The increase in arm fat area was significantly higher than the increase in arm muscle area (104.5 vs 17.5%).

CONCLUSION:

Intensive nutritional support for four weeks had a significant effect on the nutritional status and body composition of severe and moderately malnourished children with cerebral palsy spastic quadriplegia.

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