An Italian investigation on nutritional risk at hospital admission: The PIMAI (Project: Iatrogenic MAlnutrition in Italy) study

Lucio Lucchin, Amleto D'Amicis, Maria Gabriella Gentile, Nino Carlo Battistini, Maria Antonia Fusco, Augusta Palmo, Maurizio Muscaritoli, Franco Contaldo, Emanuele Cereda

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Abstract

Background & aims: Nutritional risk on admission to hospital, which turns out to be high in most countries, was investigated. However, when consulting the "malnutrition-mapping" in Europe, the lack of Italian data raises attention. Accordingly, we designed a multidisciplinary, cross-sectional survey: the PIMAI study (Project: Iatrogenic MAlnutrition in Italy). Methods: Patients were enrolled from 13 large (>400 beds) multidisciplinary hospitals. Randomly selected adult (>18-year-old) patients were included according to a 4-strata model by gender and age (

Original languageEnglish
Journale-SPEN
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009

Keywords

  • Disease-related malnutrition in hospital
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Nutritional assessment
  • Nutritional risk
  • Prevalence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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