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Title: Weight loss among pregnant women hospitalized because of hyperemesis gravidarum: Is there a lack of nutrition intervention?
Authors: GALLETTA, Marco Aurelio KnippelCARRIERI, AdrianaPERES, Stela VerzinhasseDIAS, Maria Carolina GoncalvesFRANCISCO, Rossana Pulcineli Vieira
Citation: NUTRITION IN CLINICAL PRACTICE, v.37, n.4, p.887-895, 2022
Abstract: Background Nutrition therapy is a key component in the management of hyperemesis gravidarum (HG). The aim of this study was to describe sociodemographic, anthropometric, and nutrition aspects of pregnant women hospitalized because of HG and raise a discussion about the nutrition care provided. Materials and Methods This is a retrospective descriptive study that includes 26 pregnant women with confirmed diagnosis of HG who were hospitalized because of this condition in a tertiary hospital. Data of interest were collected from official medical records and analyzed to obtain measures of central tendency and dispersion, as well as frequencies. Results The studied individuals had a mean age of 25.7 years and a low level of education, and 65% of them were single mothers. They registered a low weight gain (2.8 kg) during pregnancy and in the course of their hospitalization, during which they lost an average of 1.7 kg, showing a decline in nutrition status during this period. Although the average intake of oral diet (OD) was 55% during hospital stay and only 5% of the studied population met caloric needs through OD, the prescription of complementary medical nutrition therapy (oral supplements, enteral or parenteral nutrition) was scarcely observed in this sample. Conclusion Despite the negative impact that HG can impose on the mother's nutrition status and the known benefits that complementary nutrition therapies can provide, few nutrition interventions have been carried out to improve this situation. That indicates an urgent need for implementation or reviewing of nutrition assistance protocols for HG patients.
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Instituto Central - HC/ICHC

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