The Ewha Medical Journal
Ewha Womans University School of Medicine
Original Article

Clinical Efficancy of 'Nucare' in Neurological Patients

Yong-Jae Kim, Kee-Duck Park, Kyoung-Gyu Choi

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Published Online: Jul 24, 2015


Patients suffering from neurological disorder, such as cerebral infarctoin, often face serious swallowing difficulty and malnutrion. Although the importance of nutritional support has been well demonstrated, malnutrition remains a frequently neglected condition in the clinical setting.

In this study, we investigate the effectiveness of enteral nutritional support to neurological patients using nutritional beverage Nucare. 50 patients with acute and chronic neurological disease with eating problem were participated. 27 patients(experimental group : 17, control group :7), fed more than 7 days, were selected and statically analyzed by the changes of hematologic, biochemical parameters and nutritional index compared with control roup(p<0.05), which are good predictors of nutritional and hospital outcome.

This suggests that enteral nutritional support with Nucare can improve the nutritional status and clinical outcome of patient with acute and chronic neurological disease.

Keywords: Nucare; Nutrition; Neurological disease