The nutritional response to trauma in older people

Chu, P S (1998) The nutritional response to trauma in older people. Professional nurse (London, England), 13(9), pp. 597-600. ISSN (print) 0266-8130


Physiological changes affecting the digestive system in old age may mean that older people have a higher risk of malnutrition as a result of physical trauma. The findings showed that the nutritional status of older subjects who had undergone total hip replacement did not correlate with age. The study indicated that people over the age of 75 may have a tendency of develop postoperative complications, which could be affected by malnutrition.

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