Effect of nutritional supplements on wound healing in home-nursed elderly: a randomized trial.

@article{Collins2005EffectON,
  title={Effect of nutritional supplements on wound healing in home-nursed elderly: a randomized trial.},
  author={Clare E Collins and Jill Kershaw and Sonia Brockington},
  journal={Nutrition},
  year={2005},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={147-55}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective was to determine whether provision of oral nutritional supplements, delivered by community nurses, could improve nutritional status and wound healing in home-nursed elderly. METHODS This was a double-blind, randomized trial in 50 elderly patients referred for wound management. Patients received 237 mL/d of 4 or 8 kJ/mL of an oral nutritional supplement for 4 wk. Nutritional status was measured with the Subjective Global Assessment and the Mini-Mental State Examination… CONTINUE READING

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