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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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND Alterations in the head position and in cervical curvature are associated with mandibular dysfunction, an increased vertical occlusal dimension, upper airways obstruction and bad postural behaviors at work among other conditions. AIM To perform a cephalometric analysis in young adults. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Lateral cervical X-ray examinations(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)
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 wide spread use of long-term enteral nutrition and the substantive costs dictate a need to study outcome, clinical and epidemiological characteristics of these patients. The aim of our study was to analyze incidence and characteristics of a cohort of patients on HEN during 6 years, after our previous pilot study of 3 years. DESIGN(More)