The principles of nutritional support in children in hospital settings


DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18565/pharmateca.2020.1.33-38

T.A. Evdokimova (1), T.N. Sorvacheva (2), L.Yu. Volkova (1), A.N. Safronova (1), E.E. Petryaykina (2)

1) Russian Medical Academy of Continuous Professional Education, Moscow, Russia; 2) Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, Russia
Nutritional deficiency (ND) is a condition that develops due to insufficient intake, consumption or assimilation of nutrients, which leads to a change in body weight and body composition, a change in immunological resistance, a decrease in physical and psychomotor deve-lopment, and a deterioration in the clinical outcome of the disease. Nutritional support (NS) provides the nutrient enrichment through the use of specialized mixtures when it is not possible to meet the nutrient requirements with conventional foods or a healthy diet. The stages of NS from screening for ND to prevention and correction of its possible complications are presented. It is emphasized that timely and adequate correction of ND is the key to maintaining health and improving the quality of life of children and their families.

About the Autors


Corresponding author: Tatyana А. Evdokimova, PhD in Medical Sciences, Associate Professor at the Department of Dietology and Nutritiology, Russian Medical Academy of Continuous Professional Education, Moscow, Russia; e-mail: et2005@yandex.ru
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