Advanced Directive Usage:
Fessler T. Gastric residuals: Understanding their significance to optimize care. Today’s Dietitian. 2010;12(6):8-11.
Fox CB, Treadway AK, Blaszyck AT, Sleeper RB. Megestral acetate and mirtazipine for the treatment of unplanned weight loss in the elderly. Pharmacotherapy 2009;29(4):383-97. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19323618
Stein K. Severely restricted diets in the absence of medical necessity: The unintended consequences. J Acad of Diet Nutr. 2014;114(7):986-995.
Position of the American Dietetic Association: The role of nutrition in health promotion and chronic disease prevention. J Am Diet Assoc. 2013;113(7):972-979
Bandeen-Roche, K., Seplaki, C.L., Huang, J. et al. Frailty in older adults: A nationally representative profile in the United States. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015; 70: 1427-1434
Bauer, J., Biolo, G., Cederholm, T. et al. Evidence-based recommendations for optimal dietary protein intake in older people: A position paper from the PROT-AGE study group. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2013; 14: 542-559
Buta, B.J., Walston, J.D., Godino, J.G. et al. Frailty assessment instruments: Systematic characterization of the uses and contexts of highly-cited instruments. Ageing Res Rev. 2016; 26: 53-61
Cameron, I.D., Fairhall, N., Gill, L. et al. Developing interventions for frailty. Adv Geriatr. 2015; 2015: 1-7
Chen, X., Mao, G., and Leng, S.X. Frailty syndrome: An overview. Clin Interv Aging. 2014; 9: 433-441
Hickson, M. Nutritional interventions in sarcopenia: A critical review. Proc Nutr Soc. 2015; 74: 378-386
Hofman, C.S., Makai, P., Boter, H. et al. The influence of age on health valuations: The older olds prefer functional independence while the younger olds prefer less morbidity. Clin Interv Aging. 2015; 10: 1131-1139
Koster, A., Ding, J., Stenholm, S. et al. Does the amount of fat mass predict age-related loss of lean mass, muscle strength, and muscle quality in older adults?. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2011; 66: 888-895
Manal, B. and Suzana, S. Nutrition and frailty: A review of clinical intervention studies. J Frailty Aging. 2015; 4: 100-106
Merigglioli, M.N. and Roubenoff, R. Prospect for pharmacologic therapies to treat skeletal muscle dysfunction. Calcif Tissue Int. 2015; 96: 234-242
Robinson, T.N., Wu, D.S., Stiegmann, G.V., and Moss, M. Frailty predicts increased hospital and six-month healthcare cost following colorectal surgery in older adults. Am J Surg. 2011; 202: 511-514
Wilkinson R, Arensberg M, Hickson M, Dwyer J. Frailty Prevention and Treatment: Why Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Need to Take Charge. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2017;117(7) 989-1144
Reinhard T. Diverticular Disease: A reexamination of the fiber hypothesis. Today’s Dietitian. 2014;16(3):46-51.
Girdwain J. Combatting Clostridium Difficle. Today’s Dietitian. 2012;14(10):48-51.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Individualized nutrition approaches for older adults: Long-term care, post-acute care, and other settings. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2018;118(4): 724-735.
Position of the American Dietetic Association: Individualized nutrition approaches for older adults in health care communities. J Am Diet Assoc. 2010;110(10):1549-1552.
Practice paper of the American Dietetic Association: Individualized nutrition approaches for older adults in health care communities. J Am Diet Assoc. 2010;110(10):1554-1562.
Montaya A, Mody L. Common infections in nursing homes: a review of current issues and challenges. Aging Health 2011;Dec(6):889-899.
LTC Videos for students:
Wakabayashi H, Kunihiro S. Rehabilitation nutrition for sarcopenia with disability: acombination of both rehabilitation and nutrition care management. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2014;5:269-277.
Maeda K, Akagi J. Sarcopenia is an independent risk factor of dysphagia in hospitalized older people. Geriatr Gerontol Int. 2016;16:515-521.
Khan M, Hui K, McCauley M. What is a registered dietitian nutritionist’s role in addressing malnutrition? J Acad Nutr Diet. 2018; 118(9):1804.
Nutrition and Older Adults:
Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Food and nutrition for older adults: Promoting health and wellness. J Acad of Diet Nutr. 2012;112(8):1255-1277.
Mini Nutrition Assessment: http://www.mna-elderly.com/forms/MNA_english.pdf
Beck FK, Rosenthal TC. Prealbumin: A marker for nutritional evaluation. Am Fam Physician. 2002; 65(8)1575-1579. http://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0415/p1575.html#sec-5
Shenken A. Serum Prealbumin: Is it a marker of nutritional status or of risk of malnutrition. The American Association for Clinical Chemistry. 2006; 52(12)2177-2179. http://www.clinchem.org/content/52/12/2177.full
Serum proteins as markers of nutrition: what are we treating?http://www.medicine.virginia.edu/clinical/departments/medicine/divisions/digestive-health/nutrition-support-team/nutrition-articles/BanhArticle.pdf
Isenring EA, Banks M, Ferguson M, Bauer JD. Beyond malnutrition screening: Appropriate methods to guide nutrition care for aged residents. J Acad of Diet Nutr. 2012;112(3)376-381.
Dorner B, Posthauer ME. Nutrition’s role in sarcopenia prevention. Today’s Dietitian. 2012;14(9)62-66.
Marcason, W. Should albumin and prealbumin be used as indicators for malnutrition? J Acad Nutr Diet. 2017; 117(7):1144.
Houston DK, Nicklas BJ, Zizza CA. Weighty concerns: The growing prevalence of obesity among older adults. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009;109(11):1886-1893.
Dorner B. The next challenge: Obesity in long-term care. Today’s Dietitian. 2006;8(1)59-60.
Berner LA, Becker G, Wise M, Doi J. Characterization of dietary protein among older adults in the United States: Amount, animal sources, and meal patterns. J Acad of Diet Nutr. 2013;113(6):809-815.
Standards of Practice:
Robinson GE, Cryst S. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Revised 2018 standards of practice and standards of professional performance for registered dietitian nutritionists (Competent, Proficient, and expert) in post-acute and long term care nutrition. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2018; 118(9):1747-1760.
State Operations Manual:
State Operations Manual. Appendix PP-Guidance to surveyors for long-term care facilities. Revised 03/08/2017. Retrieved at: https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Manuals/downloads/som107ap_pp_guidelines_ltcf.pdf
Use of Synthroid/Weight Loss:
Hoang TD et al. Desiccated thyroid extract compared with levothyroxine in the treatment of hypothyroidism: A randomized, double-blind, crossover study. J Clin Endo- crinol Metab 2013;98:1982-90.