Clinical Nutrition Updates, Severe Acute Malnutrition
Intensive medical treatment of SAM can substantially reduce case mortality from the 30% to the 4% range. However, community based management using fortified ready-to-use foods for all but the most severe cases offers a better overall public health solution
The 297 issue of Clinical Nutrition Updates presented findings from three studies on “Implementing the WHO guidelines”, “Identifying those at higher risk of dying from SAM, and a study that looked at the practical issues of changing SAM management in rural hospitals.
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