Karin O Lassen

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BACKGROUND The inspiration for the present assessment of the nutritional care of medical patients is puzzlement about the divide that exists between the theoretical knowledge about the importance of the diet for ill persons, and the common failure to incorporate nutritional aspects in the treatment and care of the patients. The purpose is to clarify(More)
Many patients do not eat and drink sufficiently during hospitalization. Surveys have shown that 30-50% of the elderly patients are undernourished when hospitalized, and for the majority of these patients their protein and energy requirements are not met during hospitalization. Diseased people often experience reduced appetite, aversion against certain types(More)
BACKGROUND Many patients do not eat and drink sufficiently during hospitalisation. The clinical consequences of this under nutrition include lassitude, an increased risk of complications and prolonged convalescence. The aim of the study was 1) to introduce intervention targeting nutritional care for medical inpatients, 2) to investigate the effect of this(More)
The selenium status of 57 elderly people (> or = 65 years) has been investigated on the basis of selenium concentration in serum, whole blood and erythrocytes and on the basis of the activity of the selenium-dependent enzyme glutathione peroxidase (GSH-px) in erythrocytes and plasma. Thirty-six elderly subjects participated in a 4-month trial of(More)
BACKGROUND Many patients are undernourished during hospitalisation. The clinical consequences of this include lassitude, an increased risk of complications and prolonged convalescence. The aim of the study is 1) to implement a new organisation with a focus on improving the quality of the nutritional care of medical inpatients at risk of undernutrition, and(More)
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