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Malnutrition and nutrition in the community

The importance of good nutrition for our overall health and in the prevention (and even the reversal) of disease tends to be somewhat overlooked in modern-day society.

Effectiveness of zinc therapy for the treatment of pressure ulcers

This commentary aims to critically appraise the methods used within the review of Song et al (2020) and expand upon the findings in the context of clinical practice..

Impact of lifestyle on cognitive decline, part one: the role of diet

he discussion regarding what really affects our brains throughout our lives has been ongoing for some time. We know that alcohol and drugs are part of a lifestyle that can damage our brains, and we...

An update on enteral feeding in the community

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes are suitable for adults and children. They are a long-term, artificial enteral feeding tube that require endoscopic placement, allowing direct access to...

Diet and stoma care

Health professionals in the community-including both nurses and dietitians-can play a key role in supporting patients to achieve a balanced diet, avoiding nutritional deficiencies, achieving optimal...

Dietitians: roles in the community and contribution to patient care

It can be easy to overlook the ‘pandemic’ of malnutrition in the UK. With the abundance of shops, restaurants and fast-food outlets in the country, and with the media focusing often on obesity-the...

Developing a clinical care pathway to reduce and treat enteric feeding tube site skin excoriation: a quality-improvement pilot study

In our organisation, the average yearly enteric tube insertions, patient assessments, and amount of specialist nursing hours for enteral site skin excoriation have been increasing. The estimated...

The frequency of nutrition impact symptoms and reduced oral intake among consecutive COVID-19 patients from an Australian health service

A retrospective observational study was completed over 9 months, from the first positive case identified on the ward (3 March 2020) until 30 November 2020, at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, a large...

Evidence-based management of disease-related malnutrition: updated guidance

The Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community panel has updated its guidance for community healthcare professionals.

Buried bumper syndrome: prevention and management in the community

BBS is when the internal bumper migrates along the stoma tract outside of the stomach (Cyrany et al, 2016). BBS is thought to be caused by excessive compression of the tissue between the internal...

Addressing nutrition in the road map of recovery for those with long COVID-19

COVID-19 has shone a light on the poor state of the health of our nation. Those severely affected by COVID-19 have comprised some of the most vulnerable members of the population with the poorest...

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