Influence of nutritional status on clinical outcome after acute stroke.

@article{Gariballa1998InfluenceON,
  title={Influence of nutritional status on clinical outcome after acute stroke.},
  author={Salah E Gariballa and Stuart G. Parker and Nick A Taub and Christopher M Castleden},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1998},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={275-81}
}
A cause-and-effect relation between protein-energy malnutrition and poor outcome in acute stroke patients has not been definitively established. To measure the effect of the nutritional status of hospitalized stroke patients on clinical outcome, a prospective, observational study was performed. Acute stroke patients admitted to Leicester General Hospital from June 1994 to October 1995 had their nutritional status assessed with anthropometric, hematologic, and biochemical methods within 48 h of… CONTINUE READING