Debora Duro, Author at Clinical Advisor

Debora Duro

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Pediatric Malnutrition Syndromes: Refeeding Syndrome

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has Refeeding syndrome? What are the typical findings for this disease? Refeeding syndrome is a state of fluid and electrolyte imbalances that can lead to organ dysfunction upon the reintroduction of feeds after a prolonged state of malnutrition. It is a serious condition…

Pediatric Malnutrition Syndromes: Marasmus

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has Marasmus? What are the typical findings for this disease? Marasmus is a state of protein energy malnutrition that results from a slow and inadequate source of energy and protein intake. In this form of malnutrition, the body has compensated and adapts to…

Pediatric Malnutrition Syndromes: Kwashiorkor

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has Kwashiorkor? What are the typical findings for this disease? Kwashiorkor is a form of protein energy malnutrition commonly seen in poor countries where there is famine or a limited food supply. It is also seen in those with low socioeconomic status and…

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