Oral nutritional supplements provide clinical benefits in hip fractures
Clinical benefits of oral nutritional supplementation for elderly hip fracture patients: a single blind randomised controlled trialAge Ageing. 2013 Jan;42(1):39-45. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afs078. Epub 2012 Jun 8
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Dr. Myint discusses the use of oral supplementation for elderly hip fracture patients
126 elderly, post-surgical, proximal femoral fracture patients were recruited to two groups: one receiving hospital diet alone and the other receiving additional oral liquid nutritional supplementation (18-24g protein and 500kcal per day) to assess if the addition of an oral nutritional supplement improved clinical outcomes. Results at discharge from rehabilitation and at 4 week follow-up demonstr...
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