Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders (ISSN: 2582-1091)

Mini ReviewVolume 4 Issue 8

Importance of Nutritional Evaluation in Transplant Patients Awaiting Lung Transplantation

Sevan Çetin Özbek1* and Fatma Perim Türker2

1Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Health Sciences Yüksek Ihtisas University, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey

*Corresponding Author: Sevan Çetin Özbek, Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Health Sciences Yüksek Ihtisas University, Ankara, Turkey.

Received: June 30, 2021; Published: July 20, 2021

Citation: Sevan Çetin Özbek and Fatma Perim Türker. “Importance of Nutritional Evaluation in Transplant Patients Awaiting Lung Transplantation". Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 4.8 (2021): 26-30.

Abstract

Nutritional status of lung transplant candidates is important both before and after transplant. Early assessment of nutritional status is necessary to identify individuals with malnutrition/at risk of malnutrition and to prevent complications, manage the catabolic process and provide optimal nutrition. In this article, it is aimed to draw attention to the importance of nutritional evaluation before lung transplantation. By reason of today, there is still a need to increase malnutrition awareness, prevent malnutrition and spread interdisciplinary work all over the world. Malnutrition and obesity, considered, a malnutrition, have negative consequences for the patient, health professionals and the economy. These are encountered with deterioration of organ systems, increase in hospital stay-cost-re-admission, in morbidity and mortality. For this reason, determining the nutritional problems of the patients from the first admission to the hospital is the key point in predicting the problem from the beginning and producing a solution accordingly. In particular, the nutritional status of lung transplant candidates affects short and long-term factors such as post-transplant complications, length of hospital stay and mortality, post-discharge care and re-admission to the hospital.

Keywords: Lung Transplantation; Nutritional Status; Evaluation of Nutritional Status

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