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Nutrition in HIV

1 Dec, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

In a study of 454 Malawian children with severe malnutrition, those with HIV had a higher mortality, but those with HIV who survived had a comparible nutritional recovery with those who did not have HIV.  Here. 

Risks of solid feeds under six months

18 Nov, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

In the millenium cohort of 15,980 children there was no increased risk of hospitalisation with diarrhoea or respiratory infection for children who started solids under six months.  Here.



30 May, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

In a cohort of 89 Malawian children with malnutrition 84 (96%) had echocardiographically measurable pericardial effusion on admission, of which only 16 had TB, which was previously thought to be an underlying cause for the effusion. 


Energy intake variability

8 May, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

In a cohort of 101 free-living children – those able to alter their intake from day to day – there was no evidence to support the hypothesis that children self-regulate their daily calorie consumption.  Here.

Estimation of Obesity

7 May, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

When eighty healthcare professionals were asked to look at photographs and assign one of six categories from underweight to obesity in 33 children, they were poor at assessment, and tended to underestimate overweight conditions.  Here.

Cost effectiveness of Gastrostomy

6 May, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

A detailed analysis of costs of feeding and complications at baseline and following gastrostomy placement demonstrate no significant increase in cost for significant increased clinical benefit. Here.


23 Apr, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

Perspective:  Corvalan, Dangour and Uauy look at the need to address all of the different causes of malnutrition in the light of emerging information regarding increases in both obesity and undernutrition in developing countries.  Here.

Early weighing to prevent neonatal hypernatraemic dehydration

2 Apr, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

Introduction of an early weighing policy led to an improvement in detection of neonatal hypernatraemic dehydration.  Here.

Breast feeding

2 Apr, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

In a study of advice given to mothers, 31 babies given baby-led feeding – where the infant determines the length of feed – were compared with 32 babies fed for ten minutes from each breast, the latter group grew more and had better exclusive breast feeding rates.  Here.

Undernutrition and Obesity in the developing world

19 Oct, 07 | by Ian Wacogne

In populations of nearly 4000 children from Pakistan, the dual burdens of significant numbers of children who are undernourished and stunted, and others who are obese are noted.  Here.

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