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A Review of Nutrition Support Guidelines for Individuals with or Recovering from COVID-19 in the Community

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Institute of Human Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, Mailpoint 113, Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton SO16 6YD, UK
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Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, University Road, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK
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Department of Gastroenterology, Mailpoint 255, University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton SO16 6YD, UK
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Consultant Dietitian, Southampton SO53, UK
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Nutrients 2020, 12(11), 3230; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12113230
Received: 4 October 2020 / Revised: 16 October 2020 / Accepted: 19 October 2020 / Published: 22 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Nutrition and Public Health)
COVID-19 negatively impacts nutritional status and as such identification of nutritional risk and consideration of the need for nutrition support should be fundamental in this patient group. In recent months, clinical nutrition professional organisations across the world have published nutrition support recommendations for health care professionals. This review summarises key themes of those publications linked to nutrition support of adults with or recovering from COVID-19 outside of hospital. Using our search criteria, 15 publications were identified from electronic databases and websites of clinical nutrition professional organisations, worldwide up to 19th June 2020. The key themes across these publications included the importance in the community setting of: (i) screening for malnutrition, which can be achieved by remote consultation; (ii) care plans with appropriate nutrition support, which may include food based strategies, oral nutritional supplements and referral to a dietitian; (iii) continuity of nutritional care between settings including rapid communication at discharge of malnutrition risk and requirements for ongoing nutrition support. These themes, and indeed the importance of nutritional care, are fundamental and should be integrated into pathways for the rehabilitation of patients recovering from COVID-19. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19; malnutrition; nutrition support; recovery; rehabilitation; community COVID-19; malnutrition; nutrition support; recovery; rehabilitation; community
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Cawood, A.L.; Walters, E.R.; Smith, T.R.; Sipaul, R.H.; Stratton, R.J. A Review of Nutrition Support Guidelines for Individuals with or Recovering from COVID-19 in the Community. Nutrients 2020, 12, 3230. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12113230

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Cawood AL, Walters ER, Smith TR, Sipaul RH, Stratton RJ. A Review of Nutrition Support Guidelines for Individuals with or Recovering from COVID-19 in the Community. Nutrients. 2020; 12(11):3230. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12113230

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Cawood, Abbie L., Emily R. Walters, Trevor R. Smith, Rachel H. Sipaul, and Rebecca J. Stratton. 2020. "A Review of Nutrition Support Guidelines for Individuals with or Recovering from COVID-19 in the Community" Nutrients 12, no. 11: 3230. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12113230

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