Nasogastric Tube Feeding in Older Patients: A Review of Current Practice and Challenges Faced
Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res. 2021 Jan 21;2021:6650675. doi: 10.1155/2021/6650675. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTNasogastric tube feeding is an essential way of delivering enteral nutrition when the oral route is insufficient or unsafe. Malnutrition is recognised as a reversible factor for sarcopenia and frailty. It is therefore crucial that malnutrition is treated in older inpatients who have dysphagia and require enteral nutrition. Despite five National Patient Safety Alerts since 2005, "Never Events" related to nasogastric feeding persist. In addition to placement errors, current practice often leads to delays in feed...
Source: Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research - May 3, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Devkishan Chauhan Surabhi Varma Melanie Dani Michael B Fertleman Louis J Koizia Source Type: research

Determination of Cutoff Values for the Screening of Osteosarcopenia in Obese Postmenopausal Women
In this study, we determined cutoff values for the screening of osteosarcopenia (OS) in obese postmenopausal Malaysian women based on the measurements of quantitative ultrasound (QUS), bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), and functional performance test. Then, we compared the cutoff values derived by 3 different statistical modeling methods, (1) receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve, (2) lowest quintile of the study population, and (3) 2 standard deviations (SD) below the mean value of a young reference group, and discussed the most suitable method to screen for the presence of OS in obese population. One hundre...
Source: Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research - April 1, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Nurdiana Z Abidin Soma R Mitra Source Type: research