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Addressing the Hidden Burden of Malnutrition for Hospitalized Patients

Published:April 14, 2017DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2017.03.009
      The article by Tobert and colleagues
      • Tobert C.M.
      • Mott S.L.
      • Nepple K.G.
      Malnutrition diagnosis during adult inpatient hospitalizations: Analysis of a multi-institutional collaborative database of academic medical centers.
      offers insights into the real world of an important and highly prevalent health condition in hospital settings—malnutrition.
      • Tobert C.M.
      • Mott S.L.
      • Nepple K.G.
      Malnutrition diagnosis during adult inpatient hospitalizations: Analysis of a multi-institutional collaborative database of academic medical centers.

      Correia MI, Perman MI, Waitzberg DL. Hospital malnutrition in Latin America: A systematic review [published online ahead of print July 19, 2016]. Clin Nutr. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clnu.2016.06.025.

      • Walzer S.
      • Droeschel D.
      • Nuijten M.
      • Chevrou-Séverac H.
      Health economic analyses in medical nutrition: A systematic literature review.
      • Corkins M.R.
      • Guenter P.
      • DiMaria-Ghalili R.A.
      • et al.
      Malnutrition diagnoses in hospitalized patients: United States 2010.
      The authors
      • Tobert C.M.
      • Mott S.L.
      • Nepple K.G.
      Malnutrition diagnosis during adult inpatient hospitalizations: Analysis of a multi-institutional collaborative database of academic medical centers.
      used data from the University Health System Consortium with the goal of assessing the registered prevalence of malnutrition diagnosis among hospitalized patients.

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      Biography

      M. I. Toulson Davisson Correia is a professor of surgery, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizante, Minas Gerais, Brazil.