Published in Law and Health Weekly, January 14th, 2006
"Hospital-acquired infections and malnutrition are of major concern in public health in elderly patients. However, the interactions between these two entities are not well established," researchers in France report.
E. Paillaud and colleagues working with the Hopital Albert Chenevier in Creteil proposed "to determine the incidence of nosocomial infections (NI) and its association with malnutrition. 185 hospitalised older adults aged 81.6±0.6 years old were nutritionally assessed on admission by measurement of...
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