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Energy Dense Oleic Acid Formula to Geriatric Patients

2014-08-27 03:16:54 | BioPortfolio

Summary

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.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Nutritional Intervention

Intervention

Calogen® - an energy dense oleic acid based formula

Location

Dep of Geriatrics, Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge
Stockholm
Sweden
141 86

Status

Completed

Source

Karolinska University Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:54-0400

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