Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| Nutritional (High Protein) Perihabilitation in Older Veterans Undergoing Surgery|
Kathryn N. Starr
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|| May 2017 -
|FY 2021 Funding Amount:
|Total Award Amount
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Post-surgical complications are most common in older adults. While a number of factors contribute, one key determinant is malnourishment. Malnutrition – particularly low protein intake – is seen in up to 86% of older adults at hospital admission; however, the prevalence of malnutrition in older Veterans is unknown. Malnutrition and post-surgical complications are linked through two critical observations: 1) malnutrition dramatically reduces the ability of older adults to overcome postsurgical he...
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