Carolina Puiggrós

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RATIONALE The Eating Assessment Tool-10 (EAT-10) is a self-administered, analogical, direct-scoring screening tool for dysphagia. OBJECTIVE To translate and adapt the EAT-10 into Spanish, and to evaluate its psychometric properties. METHODS After the translation and back-translation process of the EAT-10 ES, a prospective study was performed in adult(More)
AIMS To evaluate the effect of a whole formula diet on nutritional and cognitive status in Alzheimer's disease patients. METHODS Patients were randomly assigned to two interventions: a whole formula diet based on lyophilised foods (Treatment Group, n=24) or nutritional advice (Control Group, n=29). Energy intake, body weight, biochemistry, Mini(More)
BACKGROUND Although malnutrition in hospitalized patients is generally associated with increasing morbidity and mortality, it is yet a widely unknown problem in hospitals. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the nutritional status of patients admitted to a university-affiliated hospital in Spain using anthropometry measurements and the(More)
BACKGROUND AIMS Cytotherapy is a promising option for neurodegenerative disease treatment. Because of the fatal prognosis and imperative need for effective treatment, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients request this therapy before its effectiveness has been verified. The increase in clinics offering cytotherapies but providing little scientific(More)
AIMS To evaluate which dietary fat elicits the best response in terms of plasma lipids, lipoproteins, and oxidative processes. METHODS After a 4-week run-in period, 14 mildly hypercholesterolemic subjects were fed two balanced diets for 6-week periods. During the first intervention period, patients received a monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA)-enriched(More)
BACKGROUND Lipoatrophy is the most stigmatizing side effect of stavudine therapy. We assessed the long-term effects of replacing stavudine with tenofovir in HIV-infected patients with lipoatrophy. METHOD Prospective switch study. Sixty-two clinically stable patients with antiretroviral therapy (ART) containing stavudine, HIV-1 RNA <50 copies/mL, and(More)
BACKGROUND The metabolic effects of intravenous lipid emulsions (ILEs) used in parenteral nutrition (PN) depend on their fatty acid composition. METHODS Subjects in this prospective and randomized double-blind study were 28 adult patients post digestive surgery. PN was started after surgery and lasts for 5 days. Randomly, patients receive 1 of 4 different(More)
AIM To present the results of the Spanish home enteral nutrition (HEN) registry of the year 2008 from the NADYA-SENPE group. MATERIAL AND METHODS We recorded the HEN registry data from January 1st to December 31st 2008. RESULTS The number of patients registered in this period was 6206 (51% male) with up to 6,279 episodes of HEN, from 31 Spanish(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the results of the home enteral nutrition (HEN) registry of the NADYA-SENPE group in 2010. MATERIAL AND METHODS We retrieved the data of the patients recorded from January 1st to December 31st 2010. RESULTS We registered 6,591 patients (51% males) with 6,688 episodes of HEN, from 32 hospitals. Mean age in those younger than 14 yr(More)
INTRODUCTION Although parenteral nutrition is a vital method of delivery essential nutrients in patients with malnutrition associated to gastro-intestinal insufficiency, its inappropriate use can increase the risk of complications and incur unnecessary expenses. OBJECTIVE Our goal was to evaluate the influence of both, the presence of the Nutritional(More)