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Management of severe acute malnutrition in children
These programmes use new, ready-to-use, therapeutic foods and are designed to increase access to services, reduce opportunity costs, encourage early presentation and compliance, and thereby increase coverage and recovery rates. Expand
A Review of Methods to Detect Cases of Severely Malnourished Children in the Community for Their Admission into Community-Based Therapeutic Care Programs
Clinical and anthropometric methods for case detection of severely malnourished children in the community were reviewed with regard to their ability to reflect both mortality risk and nutritional status and MUAC, with the addition of the presence of bipedal edema, was found to be the indicator best suited to screening and case Detection of malnutrition in thecommunity. Expand
Outpatient care for severely malnourished children in emergency relief programmes: a retrospective cohort study
Outpatient treatment in an outpatient therapeutic feeding programme in Ethiopia exceeded internationally accepted minimum standards for recovery, default, and mortality rates, and time spent in the programme and rates of weight gain did not meet these standards. Expand
Key Issues in the Success of Community-Based Management of Severe Malnutrition
Initial data indicate that these programs are affordable, with the cost-effectiveness of emergency community-based therapeutic programs varying from US$12 to US$132 per year of life gained. Expand
Treating severe acute malnutrition seriously
  • S. Collins
  • Medicine
  • Archives of Disease in Childhood
  • 1 May 2007
Initial data indicate that this combination of centre-based and community-based care is cost effective and should be integrated into mainstream child survival programmes. Expand
Probiotics and prebiotics for severe acute malnutrition (PRONUT study): a double-blind efficacy randomised controlled trial in Malawi
In Malawi, Synbiotic2000 Forte did not improve severe acute malnutrition outcomes and the observation of reduced outpatient mortality might be caused by bias, confounding, or chance, but is biologically plausible, has potential for public health impact, and should be explored in future studies. Expand
Community-based therapeutic care (CTC). A field manual.
The traditional therapeutic feeding centre (TFC) model of inpatient care was unable to provide an effective response to the large-scale humanitarian crises in the 1990s and access was a considerable obstacle and coverage was very limited. Expand
Changing the way we address severe malnutrition during famine
A new concept of community-based therapeutic care is necessary to complement therapeutic feeding centres' interventions if famine relief programmes are to address the plight of the severely malnourished in an efficient and effective manner. Expand
Follow-Up of Post-Discharge Growth and Mortality after Treatment for Severe Acute Malnutrition (FuSAM Study): A Prospective Cohort Study
Although SAM mortality in this setting was unacceptably high, the findings offer important lessons for future programming, policy and research, and the need for improved programme evaluation is needed. Expand
Low-cost, ready-to-use therapeutic foods can be designed using locally available commodities with the aid of linear programming.
According to the United Nations (UN), 25 million children <5 y of age are currently affected by severe acute malnutrition and need to be treated using special nutritional products such asExpand