Nutritional management of patients with ARC or AIDS.

  title={Nutritional management of patients with ARC or AIDS.},
  author={M U Hickey and Kathryn E. Weaver},
  journal={Gastroenterology clinics of North America},
  volume={17 3},
Investigators are now predicting that 75 to 80 per cent of the 1.5 to 2.0 million HIV-positive patients in the United States will develop AIDS. The majority of AIDS patients will experience progressive weight loss and malnutrition prior to their death. Because nutritional therapy has clearly been demonstrated to have a beneficial effect on the clinical course and immunologic status of the critically ill general population, one must not disregard the potential positive benefits of nutritional… CONTINUE READING

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