A Case Series on Nutrition in Hip Fracture Patients: a Mismatch between Needs and Dietary Intake

Thomas Laios
2017 MOJ Orthopedics & Rheumatology  
Eight patients did not meet their nutritional requirements (62%), and five did meet them (38%) over the week the study was carried out (Figure 1 & Figure 2 ). None of the patients over the week had wound breakdown or leaking, but two of the patients who did not meet their requirements suffered from chest infections, which were being treated with antibiotics by the time the week long study came to an end. They were both mobilising very poorly and being transferred from bed to chair.
doi:10.15406/mojor.2017.07.00296 fatcat:h7fq2wgy3zfxbjgbf3thyvrfju