Should we use appetite stimulants for malnourished elderly patients?

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Should we use appetite stimulants for malnourished elderly patients?

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Title: Should we use appetite stimulants for malnourished elderly patients?
Author: Persons, Robert K.; Nichols, William
Keywords: malnourished patients
adverse outcomes
quality of life
weight gain
Date: 2007-09
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 56(9) 2007: 761-762.
Abstract: Only 1 appetite stimulate, megestrol acetate oral suspension (Megace) at 400 mg or 800 mg daily, has been studied in this population. The data show only limited benefit, mixed outcomes, and potential harm (strength of recommendation: B, based on small, randomized, controlled trials).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/3629

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