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Suvi T. Kangas
Action Against Hunger
Interquartile rangeWeight gainPopulationSevere Acute MalnutritionAnthropometry
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#1Suvi T. Kangas (Action Against Hunger)H-Index: 1
#2Cécile Salpéteur (Action Against Hunger)H-Index: 6
Last. Pernille Kæstel (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 17
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Summary Background and aims Treatment of children with uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is based on ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTF) and aims for quick regain of lost body tissues while providing sufficient micronutrients to restore diminished body stores. Little evidence exists on the success of the treatment to establish normal micronutrient status. We aimed to assess the changes in vitamin A and iron status of children treated for SAM with RUTF, and explore the effect of a r...
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#1Suvi T. Kangas (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)
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Last. Jonathan C. K. WellsH-Index: 62
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Summary Background & aims Treatment of children with uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is based on ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTF) prescribed based on body weight and administered at home. Treatment performance is typically monitored through weight gain. We previously reported that a reduced dose of RUTF resulted in weight gain velocity similar to standard dose. Here we investigate the change in body composition of children treated for SAM and compare it to community controls, ...
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#1Suvi T. Kangas (Action Against Hunger)H-Index: 1
#2Cécile Salpéteur (Action Against Hunger)H-Index: 6
Last. Pernille Kæstel (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 17
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Background Children with uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition (SAM) are treated at home with ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTFs). The current RUTF dose is prescribed according to the weight of the child to fulfil 100% of their nutritional needs until discharge. However, there is doubt concerning the dose, as it seems to be shared, resulting in suboptimal cost-efficiency of SAM treatment. We investigated the efficacy of a reduced RUTF dose in community-based treatment of uncomplicated SAM. ...
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