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diet for weight loss prior to surgery

Obesity increases the risks associated with surgery. Surgeons at Logan Hospital were declining to operate on obese patients due to these associated risks, and so in 2014 a dietitian clinic was set...

a healthy liver

Management of end stage liver disease is often complicated by sarcopenia and frailty (1,2). New evidence-based guidelines recommend that pre-transplant nutrition assessment should incorporate...

Supplements as medicine

Supplements as Medicine (SAM) refers to a small dose of high energy, high protein supplement administered at regular intervals, this is a method of nutrition provision for patients who are having...

dietitians address muscle loss

Malnutrition in hospitals is common and usually identified by weight loss. However, weight loss does not give information about body composition - the amount of fat and muscle in the body....

colon

Research publications have reported increased digestive tract cancers in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). The adult CF centre at The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) identified unexpected early...

healthy-drinks

Food and drink outlets are often the first thing you see when you walk into a hospital, making them an ideal place to showcase a commitment to healthy living. As part of the Rapid Results Program...

what-food

In 2013, Mater Private Hospital Brisbane, Australia was the first hospital in Australia to implement room service.  Following demonstrated improvements in all key outcomes measured, Mater...

nutrition

Collecting country-of-birth data does not capture ‘statistically invisible’ population groups including Maori and Pasifika; ancestry data is needed. The findings from this study enable targeted...

dietitian-second

Traditional models of care (MOC) use specialist medical practitioners as the key decision makers in all stages of referral, admission, treatment, monitoring and discharge process for this patient...

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