José Ignacio de Ulíbarri Pérez

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OBJECTIVE To update the system for nutritional screening. The high prevalence of nutritional unstability that causes the Clinical Undernutrition (CU), especially within the hospitals and assisted residencies, makes it necessary to use screening tools for the constant control of undernutrition to combat it during its development. CU is not so much due to a(More)
The serious problem of hospital undernutrition is still being underestimated by medical staff of modern hospitals, despite its impact on clinical evolution and hospitalisation costs. The actual system used to detect undernutrition in hospitals depends on doctor's sensitivity and not even the 10% of the cases that require intervention are detected. The(More)
Over the last 25 years, hospital malnutrition has received attention by only a part of the medical staff who have been reporting that 25-50% of the hospitalized patients had some degree of malnutrition worsening during hospital stay. The causes of such high malnutrition rates, the reliability of the detection and nutritional assessment methodology and the(More)
The last ten years have allowed me to mature some concepts and criteria in relation to malnutrition in the clinical practice. A lot of us have devoted all our efforts in an attempt to take it under control. The results, however, have shown to be insufficient in the clinical practice, because Hospital Undernutrition still persists in our hospitals and in(More)
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