Nutritional status and assessment of patients on home parenteral nutrition: anthropometry, bioelectrical impedance, or clinical judgment?

@article{Egger1999NutritionalSA,
  title={Nutritional status and assessment of patients on home parenteral nutrition: anthropometry, bioelectrical impedance, or clinical judgment?},
  author={Norman G. Egger and Gordon Lawrence Carlson and Jon L Shaffer},
  journal={Nutrition},
  year={1999},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={1-6}
}
The optimal method of assessing protein energy nutritional status in patients receiving home parenteral nutrition (HPN) is unknown. We evaluated protein energy nutritional status in 47 outpatients (23 male; 24 female) on HPN by measuring anthropometry, plasma proteins, and lymphocyte counts and compared these with the results of subjective clinical assessment and bioelectrical impedance measurements. Sixteen of the 47 patients (34%) were underweight (body mass index < 5th percentile of the… CONTINUE READING