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Recovery Focused Nutritional Therapy across the Continuum of Care: Learning from COVID-19

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Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Viale Golgi 19, 27100 Pavia, Italy
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Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades, Hepáticas y Digestivas (CIBERehd), Hospital de Mataró, Consorci Sanitari del Maresme, 08304 Mataró, Spain
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Dietetics & Food Services, Mater Health, Brisbane 4101, Australia
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Mater Research Institute, The University of Queensland, Brisbane 4101, Australia
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Circle Bath Hospital, Bath BA2 8SQ, UK
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Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC 27710, USA
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Academic Editor: Carlo Agostoni
Nutrients 2021, 13(9), 3293; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13093293
Received: 23 August 2021 / Revised: 13 September 2021 / Accepted: 15 September 2021 / Published: 21 September 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Exercise and Nutrition in COVID-19)
Targeted nutritional therapy should be started early in severe illness and sustained through to recovery if clinical and patient-centred outcomes are to be optimised. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has shone a light on this need. The literature on nutrition and COVID-19 mainly focuses on the importance of nutrition to preserve life and prevent clinical deterioration during the acute phase of illness. However, there is a lack of information guiding practice across the whole patient journey (e.g., hospital to home) with a focus on targeting recovery (e.g., long COVID). This review paper is of relevance to doctors and other healthcare professionals in acute care and primary care worldwide, since it addresses early, multi-modal individualised nutrition interventions across the continuum of care to improve COVID-19 patient outcomes. It is of relevance to nutrition experts and non-nutrition experts and can be used to promote inter-professional and inter-organisational knowledge transfer on the topic. The primary goal is to prevent complications and support recovery to enable COVID-19 patients to achieve the best possible nutritional, physical, functional and mental health status and to apply the learning to date from the COVID-19 pandemic to other patient groups experiencing acute severe illness. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19; malnutrition; muscle loss; enteral nutrition; oral nutritional supplement; individualised care COVID-19; malnutrition; muscle loss; enteral nutrition; oral nutritional supplement; individualised care
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Cereda, E.; Clavé, P.; Collins, P.F.; Holdoway, A.; Wischmeyer, P.E. Recovery Focused Nutritional Therapy across the Continuum of Care: Learning from COVID-19. Nutrients 2021, 13, 3293. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13093293

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Cereda E, Clavé P, Collins PF, Holdoway A, Wischmeyer PE. Recovery Focused Nutritional Therapy across the Continuum of Care: Learning from COVID-19. Nutrients. 2021; 13(9):3293. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13093293

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Cereda, Emanuele, Pere Clavé, Peter F. Collins, Anne Holdoway, and Paul E. Wischmeyer. 2021. "Recovery Focused Nutritional Therapy across the Continuum of Care: Learning from COVID-19" Nutrients 13, no. 9: 3293. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13093293

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