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Stroke How common is malnutrition after a stroke ?

  title={Stroke How common is malnutrition after a stroke ?},
  author={Martin S. Dennis},
Decisions about feeding are amongst the most difficult to face those managing stroke patients. About a fifth of patients with acute stroke are malnourished on admission to hospital. Moreover, patients' nutritional status often deteriorates thereafter because of increased metabolic demands which cannot be met due to feeding difficulties. Poor nutritional intake may result from, (i) reduced conscious level; (ii) an unsafe swallow (lii) arm or facial weakness; (iv) poor mobility; or (v) ill… 

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