Nutritional Alterations Associated with Neurological and Neurosurgical Diseases
Yannis Dionyssiotis1, *, Aris Papachristos2, Konstantina Petropoulou3, Jannis Papathanasiou4, Panayiotis Papagelopoulos5
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2016
First Page: 32
Last Page: 41
Publisher ID: TONEUJ-10-32
Article History:Received Date: 25/06/2015
Revision Received Date: 15/5/2016
Acceptance Date: 25/5/2016
Electronic publication date: 26/07/2016
Collection year: 2016
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Neurological and neurosurgical diseases lead to complications producing malnutrition increasing pathology and mortality. In order to avoid complications because of malnutrition or overcome deficiencies in nutrients supplements are often used for these subjects. The physiopathological mechanisms of malnutrition, methods of nutritional assessment and the supplemental support are reviewed in this paper based on the assumption that patients need to receive adequate nutrition to promote optimal recovery, placing nutrition as a first line treatment and not an afterthought in the rehabilitation.