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Patient malnutrition is a very real and
serious matter; it can lead to a worsening of the patient's condition, a
longer hospital stay, or even be as serious as to contribute to patient
death. There are a variety of diseases, conditions, or situations in
which patient malnutrition may occur; the malnutrition may develop while
in the hospital, but it can also develop outside of the hospital as
well. Choose a disease, condition, or situation in which a patient is
likely to develop malnutrition and describe the characteristics or
details of it. Note how malnutrition might develop in a patient (this
could be a result of treatments, financial issues, drug interactions,
etc.) and possible consequences of the malnutrition. In addition,
discuss how malnutrition may be prevented, managed, or reversed in the
patient. Are there specific tests that can be done to determine the
nutritional status of your patient?
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