Nutrition assessment and support of organ transplant recipients.

  title={Nutrition assessment and support of organ transplant recipients.},
  author={Jeanette M Hasse},
  journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition},
  volume={25 3},
  • Jeanette M Hasse
  • Published 2001 in JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition
Timely nutrition assessment and intervention in organ transplant recipients may improve outcomes surrounding transplantation. A pretransplant nutrition assessment should include a variety of parameters including physical assessment, history, anthropometric measurements, and laboratory tests. Malnutrition compromises posttransplant survival; prolonged waiting times worsen outcomes when patients are already malnourished. Severe obesity may decrease graft function and survival in kidney transplant… CONTINUE READING
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