Using Mid-Upper Arm Circumference to end treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition leads to higher weight gains in the most malnourished children

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/279014
Title:
Using Mid-Upper Arm Circumference to end treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition leads to higher weight gains in the most malnourished children
Authors:
Dale, N M; Myatt, M; Prudhon, C; Briend, A
Journal:
PLoS One
Abstract:
The World Health Organization recommends discharging children admitted to nutrition programs treating severe acute malnutrition, with a low mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC <115 mm) when weight gain is >15%. When this recommendation is followed, the most severely malnourished children receive a shorter treatment compared to children that are less severely malnourished. This study assesses whether using MUAC >125 mm as discharge criteria eliminates this effect.
Affiliation:
Department of International Health, University of Tampere Medical School, Tampere, Finland ; Médecins Sans Frontières, Geneva, Switzerland.
Issue Date:
13-Feb-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/279014
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0055404
PubMed ID:
23418442
Language:
en
ISSN:
1932-6203
Appears in Collections:
Nutrition

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDale, N Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorMyatt, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorPrudhon, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBriend, Aen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-04T22:36:52Z-
dc.date.available2013-04-04T22:36:52Z-
dc.date.issued2013-02-13-
dc.identifier.citationUsing mid-upper arm circumference to end treatment of severe acute malnutrition leads to higher weight gains in the most malnourished children. 2013, 8 (2):e55404 PLoS ONEen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203-
dc.identifier.pmid23418442-
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0055404-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/279014-
dc.description.abstractThe World Health Organization recommends discharging children admitted to nutrition programs treating severe acute malnutrition, with a low mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC <115 mm) when weight gain is >15%. When this recommendation is followed, the most severely malnourished children receive a shorter treatment compared to children that are less severely malnourished. This study assesses whether using MUAC >125 mm as discharge criteria eliminates this effect.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.titleUsing Mid-Upper Arm Circumference to end treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition leads to higher weight gains in the most malnourished childrenen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of International Health, University of Tampere Medical School, Tampere, Finland ; Médecins Sans Frontières, Geneva, Switzerland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalPLoS Oneen_GB
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