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Protein calorie malnutrition is devastating for patients

"My practice consisted of patients who suffered from serious injuries and illnesses. Concerning the latter, a significant number had cancer, especially breast cancer. The issue all patient groups have in…
December 22, 2021

Protein calorie malnutrition is devastating for patients

“My practice consisted of patients who suffered from serious injuries and illnesses. Concerning the latter, a significant number had cancer, especially breast cancer. The issue all patient groups have in common to a certain degree is protein calorie malnutrition (PCM). The most dramatically affected are those stricken with a malignancy. PCM leads to increased morbidity, mortality, complications, length of hospital stays, and hospital readmissions. As physicians, we must bring awareness to this devastating problem and offer solutions based on education and new product innovation.”

Steve Snodgrass is a surgeon and founder, Dr. Steve’s Nutri Snax. He can be reached on Instagram @drstevesurgeon.

He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD article, “Protein calorie malnutrition is devastating for patients.”

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