Management of severe acute malnutrition

Show simple item record Cloete, Jeane 2015-09-10T10:43:28Z 2015-09-10T10:43:28Z 2015-07
dc.description.abstract Malnutrition remains a global health concern and contributes significantly to childhood mortality. Nearly half of all deaths in children <5 years of age are attributed to undernutrition, especially in developing countries. It is important to differentiate between acute and chronic malnutrition, as the management and mortality for these two conditions differ. Management should follow integrative management protocols to ensure that mortality and morbidity are minimised. General principles for inpatient management of acute malnutrition can be divided into two phases, i.e. the initial stabilisation phase (usually in the first week) for acute complications, and the much longer rehabilitation phase. The initial phase lasts approximately 1 week and involves intensive monitoring and treatment. Severe acute malnutrition remains a problem in public health, especially in developing countries. Adhering to programmatic approaches for diagnosis and management ensures lower mortality rates and better outcomes. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2015 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Cloete, J 2015, 'Management of severe acute malnutrition', South African Medical Journal, vol. 105, no. 7, pp. 605. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.7196/SAMJnew.7782
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015 Health & Medical Publishing Group. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial Works License (CC BY-NC 3.0). en_ZA
dc.subject Malnutrition en_ZA
dc.subject Childhood mortality en_ZA
dc.subject Deaths en_ZA
dc.subject Health concern en_ZA
dc.title Management of severe acute malnutrition en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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