Navigation Links
Malnutrition is a Silent Killer

Millions of children die every year due to severe malnutrition. In spite of hospitalization the survival rate is less in about 20% of them.//

PLoS Medicine had a research published concerning certain clinical signs that would indicate the death of a child that could assist children who are at greater risk.

The international group of researchers work in a hospital in Kilifi District Hospital in Kenya, where 920 children were admitted with severe malnutrition between Septemb er 2000 and June 2002. Although the children were treated according to guidelines from the World Health Organization, 176 of them (19%) died. The WHO says that use of the guidelines can reduce the death rate to around 5%, but the Kilifi figures are not unusual for Africa.

The researchers found that four clinical features, which can be easily noted at the bedside on admission, were associated with a large proportion of the early deaths. These four signs were: slow heart rate, weak pulse volume, depressed level of consciousness, and delayed capillary refilling time (i.e. pressing a fingernail bed to blanch the finger, releasing it, and observing the time taken to recolor the nailbed). The researchers proposed that these findings (together with a number of other features that were associated with the later deaths) could be used to identify three groups of patients differing in their need for emergency care: a high-risk group (with any of the four signs above, or with low blood sugar, among whom mortality was 34%); a moderate-risk group (among whom mortality was 23%); and a low-risk group (mortality 7%). The signs reported here as indicators of poor outcome may prove useful in future in identifying high-risk individuals to ensure they receive the right treatment. However, the indicators proposed by the researchers would need further evaluation before current guidelines for treatment of the severely malnourished child could be changed.

Source-Eurekalert
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Ethiopian Children Face Threat From Malnutrition
2. Malnutrition And Obesity Goes Hand In Hand
3. UK Spends £7.3 Billion Annually On Malnutrition Cost
4. Food Grains Project To Tackle Malnutrition In India
5. MP Government Keen On Eradicating Malnutrition Among Children
6. Drive Against Malnutrition Among Children In MP Gets Kicked Off
7. Childhood Obesity Vs Malnutrition- A Spotlight On WHO Obesity Measurement For Kids
8. Malnutrition Crisis On Rise In India: World Bank
9. Understanding World Hunger and Malnutrition
10. Children In Slums Of Mumbai Might be Suffering From Malnutrition
11. 47 Percent Children Suffer from Malnutrition: Survey
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/25/2016)... Diego, CA (PRWEB) , ... May 25, 2016 , ... There was a time when ... women are going with the flow and turning to menstrual cups, like Lunette . ... party, Lunette is introducing their new anthem in this catchy video ! , ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... New studies published ... injured workers across 15 states. The outcomes examined in these studies include recovery ... care, and satisfaction with medical care. , “The goal of the studies is ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... The ... Drug Development through Molecular Imaging.” The focus of ADDMI-IG will be geared towards ... and development pipeline issues. Through ADDMI-IG WMIS will provide a platform for productive ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... , ... May 25, 2016 , ... ... to industries ranging from medical and pharmaceutical, to food and HVAC facilities. Their ... as on-site training. , For medical applications, Afrimesure offers a variety of ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... The University of San Francisco (USF) has named ... lead a team of more than 100 full-time faculty and staff, and serve as ... in late August. , Baker comes to USF from the University of Washington in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25, 2016 Digital Health ... to it by the US Patent and Trademark ... technology includes proprietary processes for electronic opt-­in and ... and wellness programs, HIPAA compliance and otherwise. ... "Our technology allows for ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... 2016 ReportsnReports.com adds "Chronic ... that provides an overview on therapeutic pipeline of ... stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism of ... type, along with latest updates, and featured news ... involved in the therapeutic development for Chronic Cough ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... , May 24, 2016 ... beide primären Endpunkte und ... Überlegenheit in ‚ausgezeichneter plus guter ... Colons    ,      (Logo: ... gab heute neue positive Daten von der MORA-Studie ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: