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Background and aims:
Old patients seldom reach energy requirements. The effects of an oleic-acid rich formula on energy intake and appetite were studied.
Methods: Recently admitted geriatric patients (n=71), likely to stay more than 1 week were randomised to receive a fat emulsion (Calogen, intervention group (IG)) or to standard care (control group (CG)). Thirty ml of the emulsion were given 3 times daily, i.e. 420 kcal, and was distributed at the regular medication rounds. Food intake and self-rated appetite were registered 2-3 days after admission and on day 8 or the day prior to discharge. Nutritional risk screening (NRS) 2002 and serum lipids and fatty acid profiles were analysed.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Calogen® - an energy dense oleic acid based formula
Dep of Geriatrics, Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge
Karolinska University Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:54-0400
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