Marie J DiPrinzio

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BACKGROUND Studies suggest that 30%-55% of hospitalized patients are at risk for malnutrition, an avoidable comorbidity contributing to increases in hospitalization and readmission, length of stay, complications, and mortality. Yet a variety of issues have impeded many hospitals' implementation of effective nutrition intervention programs. BENCHMARKING(More)
Celiac disease is a gastrointestinal disorder characterized by inflammation, leading to injury to the mucosal lining of the small intestine. The inflammation occurs when gliadin, a protein found in such gluten-containing foods as wheat, rye, and barley, is ingested by genetically susceptible individuals. The mucosal damage and subsequent malabsorption of(More)
BACKGROUND In 2001, the Diabetes Physician Committee of the Medical Society of Delaware developed Uniform Clinical Guidelines (UCGs) for diabetes mellitus. These guidelines were intended to provide a standard for the diabetes quality indicators that could be used by all providers and all major insurers in Delaware. The guidelines were sent to Delaware(More)
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