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Malnourished Patients – Tuesday Tube Facts

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An observational study found that in 416 patients, 31.7% were malnourished upon admission. Malnourished patients were significantly older (67.8 vs 57.6 years, P<.001) and had a lower BMI (26.2 vs 32.4 kg/m2, P<.001) than non malnourished patients.[1]

Malnourished patients had higher odds of having a LOS ≥3 days (2.38 [95% CI 1.45-3.88], P<.001) and higher odds of readmitting within 30 days.[1]

References:

  1. Lengfelder, L., Mahlke, S., Moore, L., Zhang, X., Williams, G., III and Lee, J. (2022), Prevalence and impact of malnutrition on length of stay, readmission, and discharge destination. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Accepted Author Manuscript. https://doi.org/10.1002/jpen.2322

Long term feeding and type 2 diabetes-Tuesday Tube Facts

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A large number of patients in the type 2 diabetes community have associated dysphagia due to underlying medical problems and require long-term enteral feeding.[1]

References:

  1. Dr. Tan Elisa, Sze Huei, Dr. Tan Adrian, Kok Heng, Ho, Yu-Ling. “Gastrostomy Tube Feeding and Management in the Community.” The Singapore Family Physician, vol. 46, no. 6, 2020, pp. 27–33., https://doi.org/10.33591/sfp.46.6.uo1.

Nutrition and Hydration for long-term care-Tuesday Tube Facts

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Long term care residents nutrition and hydration statuses are tracked by state and federal surveyors. Elderly population malnutrition is associated with poor clinical outcomes and increased mortality.[1]

Residents with severe malnutrition are also at increased risk for developing a number of chronic medical conditions.[1]

References:

  1. Carlson, RD , Deirdre, and Anita Kilmanis, RD, LDN. “What Long Term Care Dietitians Need To Know About the MDS 3.0: Dietitians On Demand.” Dietitians On Demand | Professional Recruiting Services for Contract and Permanent-Hire Positions., 30 Mar. 2021, dietitiansondemand.com/what-long-term-care-dietitians-need-to-know-about-the-mds-3-0/.

BTF for adult patients-Tuesday Tube Facts

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Common indications for Blenderized Tube Feeding (BTF) with adult patients typically includes patients who are expected to be on tube feeding long term.[1]

Typical conditions/disease states include, Oncology, Stroke, ALS, Dysphagia, and TBI. BTF is commonly used in Acute Care, Post Acute Care, and Outpatient settings.[3]

References:

1. Johnson , Teresa, director. Blenderized Tube Feeding for Adult Enteral Nutrition Patients. YouTube, ASPEN , 3 Nov. 2020.                                                       

  1.                 www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX1lVPWQk_w&t=1s.