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- Maggio, Marcello, et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Clinical nutrition 2016 v.35 pp. 1512-1516
- caregivers; comorbidity; death; dementia; dysphagia; eating disorders; elderly; enteral feeding; guidelines; hospitals; malnutrition; mortality; nursing homes; patients; regression analysis; risk; Italy
- ... Despite guidelines, long-term enteral nutrition (EN) through percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is often prescribed to older individuals with dementia and eating problems (refusal to eat or dysphagia). The aim of this prospective observational non-randomized un-blinded study was to assess the role of this procedure on risk of mortality.184 demented malnourished patients (58 M, age 82.2 ± 7. ...