Khursheed N. Jeejeebhoy

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Presented and described in detail is a clinical technique called subjective global assessment (SGA), which assesses nutritional status based on features of the history and physical examination. Illustrative cases are presented. To clarify further the nature of the SGA, the method was applied before gastrointestinal surgery to 202 hospitalized patients. The(More)
The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between the amount of energy and protein administered and clinical outcomes, and the extent to which pre-morbid nutritional status influenced this relationship. We conducted an observational cohort study of nutrition practices in 167 intensive care units (ICUs) across 37 countries. Patient(More)
BACKGROUND Subjective Global Assessment (SGA), a method of nutritional assessment based on clinical judgment, has been widely used to assess the nutritional status of adults for both clinical and research purposes. OBJECTIVE Foreseeing benefits of its use in children, we chose to adapt SGA and test its validity and reproducibility in the pediatric(More)
In the last 30 years, marked advances in enteral feeding techniques, venous access, and enteral and parenteral nutrient formulations have made it possible to provide nutrition support to almost all patients. Despite the abundant medical literature and widespread use of nutritional therapy, many areas of nutrition support remain controversial. Therefore, the(More)
We studied 202 patients admitted to two major teaching hospitals for planned gastrointestinal surgery to assess the ability of several techniques of nutritional assessment to predict major postoperative complications (infection and/or wound problems). Subjective global assessment (SGA) and albumin were both of predictive value, and combinations of these(More)
Heart failure is a growing public health concern. Advanced heart failure is frequently associated with severe muscle wasting, termed cardiac cachexia This process is driven by systemic inflammation and tumor necrosis factor in a manner common to other forms of disease-related wasting seen with cancer or human immunodeficiency virus. A variable degree of(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about the accuracy of capsule endoscopy (CE) in evaluation of small-bowel Crohn's disease. METHODS Symptomatic eligible patients had ileocolonoscopy and biopsies from the terminal ileum, followed by small-bowel radiologic studies before CE. Endoscopic, radiologic, CE, and histologic findings were compared. Histology (terminal(More)