Mid-Upper Arm Circumference based Nutrition Programming: evidence for a new approach in regions with high burden of Acute Malnutrition

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/278998
Title:
Mid-Upper Arm Circumference based Nutrition Programming: evidence for a new approach in regions with high burden of Acute Malnutrition
Authors:
Goossens, S; Bekele, Y; Yun, O; Harczi, G; Ouannes, M; Shepherd, S
Journal:
PLoS One
Abstract:
In therapeutic feeding programs (TFP), mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) shows advantages over weight-for-height Z score (WHZ) and is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an independent criterion for screening children 6-59 months old. Here we report outcomes and treatment response from a TFP using MUAC ≤118 mm or oedema as sole admission criteria for severe acute malnutrition (SAM).
Affiliation:
Médecins Sans Frontières, Paris, France.
Issue Date:
26-Nov-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/278998
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0049320
PubMed ID:
23189140
Language:
en
ISSN:
1932-6203
Appears in Collections:
Nutrition

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGoossens, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBekele, Yen_GB
dc.contributor.authorYun, Oen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHarczi, Gen_GB
dc.contributor.authorOuannes, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorShepherd, Sen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-04T20:50:08Z-
dc.date.available2013-04-04T20:50:08Z-
dc.date.issued2012-11-26-
dc.identifier.citationMid-upper arm circumference based nutrition programming: evidence for a new approach in regions with high burden of acute malnutrition. 2012, 7 (11):e49320 PLoS ONEen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203-
dc.identifier.pmid23189140-
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0049320-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/278998-
dc.description.abstractIn therapeutic feeding programs (TFP), mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) shows advantages over weight-for-height Z score (WHZ) and is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an independent criterion for screening children 6-59 months old. Here we report outcomes and treatment response from a TFP using MUAC ≤118 mm or oedema as sole admission criteria for severe acute malnutrition (SAM).en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsPublished by Public Library of Science, [url]http://www.plosone.org/[/url] Archived on this site by Open Access permissionen_GB
dc.titleMid-Upper Arm Circumference based Nutrition Programming: evidence for a new approach in regions with high burden of Acute Malnutritionen
dc.contributor.departmentMédecins Sans Frontières, Paris, France.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalPLoS Oneen_GB
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