Despite the positive impact of these feeding methods on intake, controversy about whether nutritional support can affect patient outcome has remained.
Systematic reviews and meta-analyses indicate that improvements in function and clinical (mortality, complication rates) outcome can occur in a number of patient groups (including hospitalised patients, the elderly, patients who have had gastrointestinal surgery, patients at risk of pressure ulcers).
In order to target those patients who will benefit from nutritional support, and overcome the ongoing problem of poor detection and recognition of DRM, simple routine screening to identify risk followed by practical evidence-based treatment is recommended.
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However, in the presence of sucrose (table sugar), it starts converting this sugar-type into long, sticky polymers called glucans, which adhere to teeth.
Studying disease-related processes in harmful bacteria will not only advance our understanding of those microorganisms, but could ultimately deliver novel therapeutic targets to tackle illnesses.Broadening the view Bacteria have a vast variety of gene regulatory strategies even among similar species.The Merritt lab is dedicated to exploring completely unknown regulatory mechanisms in harmful bacteria.Dr Justin Merritt, from the Oregon Health & Science University, studies disease-causing bacteria at mucosal sites in humans, especially in the mouth.His latest research on bacteria that cause tooth decay offers interesting and very novel insights into the processes that can trigger disease.