Comparison of Clinical Characteristics and Treatment Outcomes of Children Selected for Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition Using Mid Upper Arm Circumference and/or Weight-for-Height Z-Score

@inproceedings{Isanaka2015ComparisonOC,
  title={Comparison of Clinical Characteristics and Treatment Outcomes of Children Selected for Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition Using Mid Upper Arm Circumference and/or Weight-for-Height Z-Score},
  author={Sheila Isanaka and Benjamin Guesdon and Amy S. Labar and Kerstin Hanson and C{\'e}line Langendorf and Rebecca F Grais and Claudio Romero Farias Marinho},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
OBJECTIVES Debate for a greater role of mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) measures in nutritional programming continues, but a shift from therapeutic feeding programs admitting children using MUAC and/or weight-for-height Z (WHZ) to a new model admitting children using MUAC only remains complicated by limited information regarding the clinical profile and response to treatment of children selected by MUAC vs. WHZ. To broaden our understanding of how children identified for therapeutic feeding… CONTINUE READING
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