Matthias J. Kaiser

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OBJECTIVE To validate a revision of the Mini Nutritional Assessment short-form (MNA(R)-SF) against the full MNA, a standard tool for nutritional evaluation. METHODS A literature search identified studies that used the MNA for nutritional screening in geriatric patients. The contacted authors submitted original datasets that were merged into a single(More)
In the early 1990s, the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA; Nestle Nutrition, Vevey, Switzerland) was developed for nutrition screening in the elderly. Since then, it became the most established and widespread screening tool for older persons and has been translated into many different languages. The MNA shows prognostic relevance with regard to(More)
OBJECTIVES To provide pooled data on the prevalence of malnutrition in elderly people as evaluated using the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA). DESIGN Retrospective pooled analysis of previously published datasets. SETTING Hospital, rehabilitation, nursing home, community. PARTICIPANTS Four thousand five hundred seven people (75.2% female) with a mean(More)
BACKGROUND The etiology of the geriatric syndrome frailty is multifactorial. Besides hormonal and inflammatory processes, nutritional influences may be of major relevance. In this cross-sectional study, the association between dietary quality and frailty was investigated. METHODS In 192 community-dwelling older volunteers (>75 years), an interview-based(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigates the association between MNA results and frailty status in community-dwelling older adults. In addition the relevance of singular MNA items and subscores in this regard was tested. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Community-dwelling older adults were recruited in the region of Nürnberg, Germany. PARTICIPANTS 206(More)
BACKGROUND To preserve muscle mass and therefore limit the risk of disability in older adults protein intake is seen as important factor. Besides the amount of protein, its distribution over the day is thought to affect protein anabolism. This cross-sectional study investigates the association between the amount and distribution of protein intake and(More)
BACKGROUND Although the percentage of obese nursing home residents is increasing, few longitudinal studies have reported on functionality and mortality in this subpopulation. The aim of the present study was to explore functionality and mortality in obese nursing home residents during a 1-year follow-up and to compare these results with those of residents(More)
Restrictive diets have long been an essential part of standard nutritional therapy for a wide range of diseases like obesity, diabetes, hyperlipidaemia, arterial hypertension and chronic renal failure. Although a relevant number of studies have been published in this field, most of these have concentrated on adults below age 65. Data on the effects of(More)
1. Trockene Impfstoffe können im Vakuum von einigen Zehntel bis Hundertstel Torr einwandfrei hergestellt werden, wenn man sie vorher über Kohlensäureeisrasch einfrieren läßt. Bei Befolgung der dafür unerläßlichen technischen Vorbedingungen ist das nach einiger Übung leicht möglich. 2. Solche Impfstoffe (beobachtet wurden in erster Linie Blatternimpfstoffe)(More)
Frailty and malnutrition are both highly prevalent in the older population and have therefore become principle topics in geriatric research. Frailty is of multifactorial origin and is regarded as a fundamental risk factor for deteriorating health status and disability in older people. It is estimated that prevalence rates for frailty and pre-frailty reach(More)