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A snapshot of the nutritional status of Crohn’s disease among adolescents in Brazil: a prospective cross-sectional study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Gastroenterology, December 2015
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Title
A snapshot of the nutritional status of Crohn’s disease among adolescents in Brazil: a prospective cross-sectional study
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BMC Gastroenterology, December 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12876-015-0403-2
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Camila Ortiz Prospero Cavalcante Costa, Flair José Carrilho, Valeria Sutti Nunes, Aytan Miranda Sipahi, Maraci Rodrigues

Abstract

The relationship between nutrition and Crohn's disease (CD) is complex and involves several therapeutic possibilities including: nutrition treatment for malnourished patients, optimization of growth and development, prevention of osteoporosis, first-line therapy for active disease, and maintenance of disease remission. In children and adolescents with CD, malnutrition is a common problem that adversely affects the prognosis. In at-risk adolescent CD patients, it is important to assess body composition, food intake, energy expenditure, nutrient balance and serum levels of nutrients before planning interventions for this population. The aim of this study was to provide a snapshot of the nutritional status of adolescents with CD in Brazil. We prospectively selected 22 patients with mildly to moderately active CD, 29 patients with inactive CD and 35 controls (first-degree relatives of and in the same age bracket as the CD patients). The age range of participants was between 13.2 and 19.4 years old. We collected anthropometric data including weight, height, and body mass index (BMI), which were expressed as Z scores: weight-for-age, height-for-age and BMI-for-age, respectively, as well as using bioimpedance to determine body composition and assessing the Tanner stage. We also assessed macronutrients and micronutrients (serum levels and dietary intake of both). We used the chi-square test to determine whether any of the studied variables were associated with inactive or active CD. The level of significance was set at 5 % (p < 0.05). We have written informed parental consent for participation for any minors and written informed consent for any participants that were adults. The mean values for lean body mass, Tanner stage, height-for-age Z score and BMI-for-age Z score were lower in the active CD group than in the inactive CD and control groups (p < 0.05 for both). Compared with the controls, the CD patients showed significant differences in terms of the quality of dietary intake (particularly in caloric intake, dietary protein intake, dietary fiber intake, and micronutrient intake), which were reflected in the serum levels of nutrients, mainly vitamins A and E (p < 0.05). Adolescents with CD (including those with mildly to moderately active or inactive disease) have a nutritional risk, which makes it important to conduct nutritional assessments in such patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 107 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 25 23%
Researcher 14 13%
Student > Bachelor 12 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 8%
Other 18 17%
Unknown 19 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 34 31%
Nursing and Health Professions 18 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 6%
Psychology 4 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 3%
Other 11 10%
Unknown 31 29%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 January 2017.
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#3,797,285
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Outputs from BMC Gastroenterology
#173
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#81,589
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#17
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