Publications

Practical dietary management of protein energy malnutrition in young children with cow’s milk protein allergy

Meyer R, Venter C, Fox AT, Shah N. Abstract Cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) affects between 1.9 and 4.9% of infants and young children. This food allergy requires the complete elimination of cow’s milk and its derivatives, impacting on nutritional status. The risk of having protein energy malnutrition (PEM) in children with CMPA has been […]

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Cost analysis of community-based daily and weekly programs for treatment of moderate and mild wasting among children on Nias Island, Indonesia

Purwestri RC, Scherbaum V, Inayati DA, Wirawan NN, Suryantan J, Bloem MA, Pangaribuan RV, Hoffmann V, Biesalski HK, Qaim M, Bellows AC. Abstract To study analysed the cost of daily and weekly distribution and supervision of RUF-Nias biscuit programs. Institutional costs to the implementing organization were similar for both programs (approximately US $4 per child […]

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Community-based management of severe and moderate acute malnutrition during emergencies in Sri Lanka: challenges of implementation

Jayatissa R, Bekele A, Kethiswaran A, De Silva AH. Abstract The study assessed the impact of community-based management of acute malnutrition among children under 5 years of age and its operational challenges. An endline representative survey conducted 2 years after implementation of the Nutrition Rehabilitation Program revealed that the prevalence of global acute malnutrition (GAM) […]

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Dietary counselling with or without oral nutritional supplements in the management of malnourished patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Baldwin C and Weekes CE. Abstract The systematic review present aimed to examine the effects on mortality and nutritional indices of dietary counselling given with or without ONS and to explore the heterogeneity in the meta-analyses aiming to characterise the groups most likely to benefit from these interventions. Dietary counselling given with or without ONS […]

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Integrated program achieves good survival but moderate recovery rates among children with severe acute malnutrition in India

Aguayo VM, Agarwal V, Agnani M, Das Agrawal D, Bhambhal S, Rawat AK, Gaur A, Garg A, Badgaiyan N, Singh K. This article assesses the effectiveness of an integrated model for the management of SAM (IM-SAM) in India comprising facility- and community-based care and using locally adapted protocols. Children (n = 2740) were randomly sampled […]

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Current and potential role of specially formulated foods and food supplements for preventing malnutrition among 6-23 months old and treating moderate malnutrition among 6-59 months old children

Saskia de Pee and Martin W Bloem Abstract Reducing child malnutrition requires nutritious food, breastfeeding, improved hygiene, health services, and (prenatal) care. Poverty and food insecurity seriously constrain accessibility of nutritious diets, including high protein quality, adequate micronutrient content and bioavailability, macro-minerals and essential fatty acids, low anti-nutrient content, and high nutrient density. Largely plant-source-based […]

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Specially formulated foods for treating children with moderate acute malnutrition in low- and middle-income countries.

Lazzerini M, Rubert L, Pani P. This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of different types of specially formulated foods for children with moderate acute malnutrition in low- and middle-income countries, and to assess whether foods complying or not complying with specific nutritional compositions, such as the WHO technical specifications, are safe and effective. The […]

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Dietary counseling in the management of moderate malnourishment in children.

This study sought to ascertain current recommendations regarding family foods for the treatment of moderate malnutrition and assess whether these are likely to meet nutritional requirements for rehabilitation; to review the effectiveness of dietary counseling in the management of moderate malnutrition. The authors concluded that dietary counseling can be effective in managing malnutrition, but it […]

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Malian children with moderate acute malnutrition who are treated with lipid-based dietary supplements have greater weight gains and recovery rates than those treated with locally produced cereal-legume products: a community-based, cluster-randomized trial

Robert S Ackatia-Armah, Christine M McDonald, Seydou Doumbia, Juergen G Erhardt, Davidson H Hamer, and Kenneth H Brown This study found that RUSF was more effective in the management of Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM). The objective of the study was to compare the effects of 4 dietary supplements for the treatment of MAM. Twelve community […]

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Do Children with Uncomplicated Severe Acute Malnutrition Need Antibiotics? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

A recent systematic review has concluded that the evidence underlying current antibiotic recommendations for uncomplicated SAM is weak. Susceptibility studies favour amoxicillin over cotrimoxazole. However, given that these antibiotics have side-effects, costs, and risks as well as benefits, their routine use needs urgent testing. With reliable monitoring, we believe that there is sufficient equipoise for […]

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