The ESPEN standpoint on definitions and diagnostic criteria of malnutrition
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Professor Cederholm will present the two consensus efforts ESPEN has performed over the last three years according to (1) diagnostic criteria for malnutrition, which is now published in Clinical Nutrition (Cederholm et al. Diagnostic criteria for malnutrition - An ESPEN consensus statement. Clin Nutr 2015;34:335-40), and (2) a suggestion for aetiology-based malnutrition diagnoses that could be a basis for the revision of ICD-11 that will be presented by WHO in 2018. The latter initiative is in its final stages and not yet published. The most important concepts for this statement are disease-related malnutrition (DRM) and non-disease-related malnutrition. DRM is subdivided into inflammation-driven DRM and non-inflammation-driven DRM, whereas hunger-related malnutrition is the major non-DRM concept. ESPEN looks forward to a constructive conversation in order to reach a global consensus on these crucial topics.
Dr. Tommy Cederholm
Head of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences
Uppsala University, Sweden
Tommy Cederholm is a Professor of Clinical Nutrition. His research focuses on energy, fat and protein interactions with disease, catabolism, inflammation, body composition and nutritional status in older adults, chronically ill subjects and patients with dementia. He is head of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden. Dr. Cederholm is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine and works part-time as a Senior Consultant in Geriatrics at Uppsala University Hospital. Professor Cederholm's research includes approximately 200 peer-reviewed articles. He is the current treasurer of ESPEN and member of ESPEN Executive Committee, the former Chairman of SWESPEN, and previously on the Board of the Swedish Geriatric Society. Dr. Cederholm was on the organizing committees of the ESPEN Congresses in Stockholm 1999 and Gothenburg 2011. He is a Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry, and a working member of the Royal Academy of Science.
***Original Source: "2016 CNS Annual
Conference", Friday May 6, 2016
Last Updated: May 30, 2016
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