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Korean J Gastroenterol 2019; 73(4): 196-201  https://doi.org/10.4166/kjg.2019.73.4.196
Nutritional Care for the Elderly
Hyun Wook Baik1 ,2
Department of Internal Medicine, Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism1, Biomedical Research Center2, Bundang Jesaeng Hospital, Bundang, Korea
Correspondence to: Hyun Wook Baik, Department of Internal Medicine, Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism, 20 Seohyeon-ro 180beon-gil, Bundang-gu, Seongnam 13590, Korea. Tel: +82-31-779-0200, 0249, Fax: +82-31-779-5079, E-mail: hwbaik@gmail.com, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1410-0232
Received: April 9, 2019; Revised: April 12, 2019; Accepted: April 15, 2019; Published online: April 25, 2019.
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Abstract
Malnutrition among older people is a common health problem. It is well known that malnutrition is associated with a poor clinical outcome. Especially older individuals in catabolic crisis require comprehensive nutritional management to improve clinical outcome not only recovery of disease itself but also maintain physical and cognitive function. Intensive nutritional therapy in acute care is important since nutritional status is closely related to long-term clinical outcome and quality of life in the older people.
Keywords: Malnutrition in the elderly; MNA-SF; Catabolic crisis; Immediate post-acute stage nutritional therapy


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