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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2016 Jul-Aug;54(4):439-45.

[Diet and polymer standard vs. standard in the nutritional status of elderly patients with fragility].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Departamento de Educación, Hospital de Especialidades 14, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Veracruz, Veracruz, México. mapz70@hotmail.com.

Abstract

in English, Spanish

BACKGROUND:

The elderly patients with fragility show different physiological changes, so they are given polymeric diets to maintain and/or alter their nutritional status. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the effect of changing a standard polymeric diet and a standard diet on nutritional status in elderly patients with fragility.

METHODS:

Clinical randomized controlled trial in 23 elderly patients, 70 years of age or older, with fragility, hospitalized in a Internal Medicine Unity in a period from July to December 2014. Nutritional status was determined through Minimum Nutritional Consulting (MNA) and body mass index (BMI). Descriptive statistics, Chi square, Student t test and McNemar.

RESULTS:

In the G1: 12 patients were in the G2 and 11, a positive change was observed in the nutritional status G1 initially being 14.00 (malnutrition) and end 22.75 (risk of malnutrition). According to BMI (kg/m2) was evident at the beginning 25 % of patients (3) with mild malnutrition, but the final results show figures with a zero percentage of malnourished patients.

CONCLUSIONS:

The use of standard polymeric diet increases body weight, BMI and nutritional status in elderly patients with fragility.

KEYWORDS:

Aged; Diet; Mexico; Nutritional status

PMID:
27197100
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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