Table 1

Patients baseline characteristics and BMR, RMR and TEE at baseline 5 days and in the community respectively [mean (SD)]

Variable

Baseline (n-55)

Day 5 (n = 32)

Six weeks in the community (n = 17)


Age

76 (9)

Gender, female (%)

8 (40%)

Chronic disease/patient

1.5

Drug/patient+

2.1

2.1

Body weight (kg)

70 (13)

72 (12)

BMI (kg/m2)

26.3 (5.5)

26.4 (5.5)

MUAC (cm)

29.3 (2.9)

29.7 (1.9)

TSF (mm)

19 (7.8)

16.3 (4.4)

Thyroid stimulating hormone (normal 0.38–4.7 mμ/L)

1.6 (0.75)

3.3 (6.9)

C-reactive proteins * (normal <6 mg/L)

22 (28)

12 (18)

5 (7)

Energy Expenditure [BMR] * (Kcal/day)

1403 (346)

1317 (446)

1159 (445)


* P value for difference between hospital and community values < 0.05 + Diuretics, ACE inhibitors, β-blockers, Calcium channel blockers, statins, aspirin warfarin, clopidogrel, analgesics, benzidiazepines, antidepressants and oral hyopglycaemics

Gariballa and Forster Nutrition Journal 2006 5:9   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-5-9

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