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Nutritional Status Assessment

  • Daniele Scevola
  • Angela Di Matteo
  • Omar Giglio
  • Silvia Scevola

Abstract

Malnutrition is not invariably diagnosed by physical findings of nutritional deficits. Malnutrition is a deviation (in excess or defect) from a complex of ideal scores. Paradoxically, a plump, flourishing patient may be affected by malnutrition if he or she exceeds this ideal score.

Keywords

Lean Mass Alternate Current Total Body Water Ideal Body Weight Rest Energy Expenditure 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniele Scevola
    • 1
  • Angela Di Matteo
    • 2
  • Omar Giglio
    • 2
  • Silvia Scevola
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Infectious Diseases, IRCCS S.Matteo PolyclinicUniversity of PaviaPaviaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Infectious DiseasesUniversity of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico S.MatteoPaviaItaly

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