The incidence and impact of pre-existing protein energy malnutrition on outcome in the elderly burn patient population.

@article{Demling2005TheIA,
  title={The incidence and impact of pre-existing protein energy malnutrition on outcome in the elderly burn patient population.},
  author={Robert H. Demling},
  journal={The Journal of burn care & rehabilitation},
  year={2005},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={
          94-100
        }
}
Protein energy malnutrition (PEM) and involuntary weight loss is a common problem in the elderly population. Our purpose was to determine the incidence and the effect on outcome of PEM in the elderly burn patient population. A chart review and review of the burn data registry was undertaken to determine the incidence and effect of PEM in patients older than 65 years of age with major burns from 1% to 30% TBSA. PEM was diagnosed using standard physiological and biochemical markers. Data were… CONTINUE READING
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