Do patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) have increased energy needs?

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J Neurol Sci. 2009 Apr 15;279(1-2):26-9. Epub 2009 Jan 30.

Vaisman N, Lusaus M, Nefussy B, Niv E, Comaneshter D, Hallack R, Drory VE.

Clinical Nutrition Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. vaisman@tasmc.health.gov.il

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Nutritional status is a prognostic factor for survival in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients. We investigated the contribution of some of the components contributing to resting energy expenditure (REE) in order to determine whether potentially higher energy needs should be considered for these patients.

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Post-pyloric feeding.

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World J Gastroenterol. 2009 Mar 21;15(11):1281-8.

Niv E, Fireman Z, Vaisman N.

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Postpyloric feeding is an important and promising alternative to parenteral nutrition. The indications for this kind of feeding are increasing and include a variety of clinical conditions, such as gastroparesis, acute pancreatitis, gastric outlet stenosis, hyperemesis (including gravida), recurrent aspiration, tracheoesophageal fistula and stenosis in gastroenterostomy. This review discusses the differences between pre- and postpyloric feeding, indications and contraindications, advantages and disadvantages, and provides an overview of the techniques of placement of various postpyloric devices.

Tube feeding with a diabetes-specific feed for 12 weeks improves glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes patients.

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Clin Nutr. 2009 Oct;28(5):549-55. Epub 2009 Jun 6.

Vaisman N, Lansink M, Rouws CH, van Laere KM, Segal R, Niv E, Bowling TE, Waitzberg DL, Morley JE.

Unit of Clinical Nutrition, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Weizmanstreet 6, Tel Aviv, Israel. vaisman@tasmc.health.gov.il

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Assess longer-term (12 weeks) effects of a diabetes-specific feed on postprandial glucose response, glycaemic control (HbA1c), lipid profile, (pre)-albumin, clinical course and tolerance in diabetic patients.

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Breakfast improves cognitive function in cirrhotic patients with cognitive impairment.

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Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Jul;92(1):137-40. Epub 2010 May 5

Vaisman N, Katzman H, Carmiel-Haggai M, Lusthaus M, Niv E.

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. vaisman@tasmc.health.gov.il

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