Starve A Cold, Feed A Fever? Addressing Poor Nutrition In Inpatients
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Lisa L. Kirkland, M.D. is the Assistant Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic.

                       

Starve A Cold, Feed A Fever? Addressing Poor Nutrition In Inpatients

What would you do if you knew of a treatment that would improve your acutely ill inpatient’s immune function, lean muscle mass, wound healing, functional ability, and long-term survival, while reducing hospital costs, as well as risk of death, nosocomial infection, pressure ulcer, and hospital readmission? You would jump at it, right? Well, many of us do not. Most of us are not even recognizing that our patients need this treatment. Up to 70% of adult inpatients are suffering from...

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