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BACKGROUND A high prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies in obese subjects has been reported. Bariatric surgery is the most effective long-term treatment of morbid obesity, but this treatment can result in secondary micronutrient deficiencies. The aim of our work was to describe the micronutrient status in obese women before surgery at a university(More)
BACKGROUND Scopinaro biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) for morbid obesity results in significant longterm weight loss and reduction or resolution of obesity-associated co-morbidities. The aim of our work was to describe the early results after BPD. METHODS 59 morbidly obese patients (BMI >40) underwent open BPD from December 2001 to December 2004. We(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate whether two specific diabetes enteral formulas could improve nutritional as well as metabolic parameters in elderly patients with diabetes mellitus type 2. A population of 30 elderly patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 with recent weight loss was recruited. At basal time diabetic patients were asked to consume(More)
The neutrotransmitter dopamine, precursor of noradrenaline, induces a variety of cardiovascular and renal physiological responses, including an increase in myocardial contractility and cardiac output without changes in heart rate, passive and active vasodilatation, diuresis and natriuresis. These responses result from its interaction with the dopamine(More)
INTRODUCTION Postsurgical patients with head and neck cancer could have a high rate of ambulatory complications. The aim was to investigate whether oral ambulatory nutrition of head and neck cancer patients with recent weight loss, using two different doses of an omega 3 fatty acids and arginine enhanced diets could improve nutritional parameters. DESIGN(More)
BACKGROUND Studies indicate that 40-50% of hospitalized patients show malnutrition, a variable that is associated with length of stay and morbidity. The aim of our study was to detect nutritional parameters, which could have an influence on length of stay in hospitalized patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS All patients with a nutritional evaluation at hospital(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to identified the prevalence of malnutrition in come patients with MNA (Mini Nutritional Assessment) test as a clinical tool. METHODS A total of 145 patients were studied in Hospital del Río Hortega (Valladolid), from mars of 2000 till may of 2002. In all patients a MNA test, an anthropometric and biochemical(More)
BACKGROUND The wide spread use of long-term enteral nutrition and the substantive costs dictate a need to study the outcome, as well as the clinical and epidemiological characteristics, of these patients. The present study aimed to analyse the incidence and characteristics of a cohort of patients on home enteral nutrition (HEN) over 12 years. MATERIALS(More)