Delivering Therapeutic Nutrition to Patients With Acute or Chronic Conditions
There are established relationships between good nutrition and good health–especially when it comes to managing some acute or chronic diseases or conditions. At Abbott Nutrition, we work to advance the science of nutrition
so we can provide you with the resources that enable your patients to obtain optimal nutrition.
In this Therapeutic Nutrition Center, you'll find product information that addresses specific disease states and conditions
. You'll also find educational content and tools to inform you as you manage patients who could benefit from specialized nutrition therapy. A growing body of evidence shows that for illnesses and conditions with a strong nutrition component, timely, adequate, and appropriate nutrition intervention may help:
- Improve patients' clinical outcomes1-12
- Improve patients' quality of life13-19
- Reduce health care costs1,4,11,20-25
Identifying At-Risk Patients
So who are the patients who can benefit from specialized therapeutic nutrition intervention? They are patients who could be:
- Preparing for surgery
- Recovering from surgery
- Hospitalized for acute or chronic diseases or conditions
- Staying in short- or long-term care residential facilities
- Experiencing involuntary weight loss
- Living with impaired glucose tolerance
- Frail and at risk for protein-energy malnutrition (PEM)
- Requiring additional immune support
- Metabolically stressed
- Recovering from anorexia, stress, trauma, or burns
- Living with kidney disease or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
The following PDFs provide science-based analyses of specialized therapeutic nutritional care.
Improving Outcomes in Chronic Diseases With Specialized Nutrition Intervention
Malnutrition: A Hidden Cost in Health Care
Products for Nutritional Intervention
At Abbott Nutrition, we provide nutrition products that are designed specifically to help you meet the nutritional needs of your patients with a variety of conditions.
Some of our products are for oral use, some for enteral feeding. Some products are for supplemental nutrition, while others are created to provide sole source nutrition. Most are medical foods and intended for use only under medical supervision.
To help you gain quick access to detailed information about Abbott Nutrition therapeutic solutions, we've organized our products into the following disease states and conditions
CancerCeliac DiseaseCritical CareDiabetesGastrointestinalHIV/AIDSInherited Metabolic DisordersKidney DiseaseOsteoporosisWound Care
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