Nutritional indicators in patients with HIV/AIDS: ambulatori | 76288


Nutritional indicators in patients with HIV/AIDS: ambulatorial and hospital reality

Author(s): Suruagy Correia Moura, Isis1; Pessoa Vila Nova, Larissa1; Costa Da Silva, Lidiane2; Carla De França Cavalcanti, Mikaella1; Pessoa De Araújo Burgos, Maria Goretti1

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and compare the clinical and nutritional status of HIV / AIDS patients hospitalized and attended at the nutrition clinic of Hospital das Clínicas de Pernambuco (HC / UFPE).

METHODS: Evaluated 86 pacients, 60.5% (52) inpatients and 39.5% (34) outpatients of both sexes, HIV/AIDS in the HC/UFPE, from March to August 2008, to evaluate and compare the clinical and nutritional status through anthropometric measurements and biochemical values.

RESULTS: The inpatients had a low adherence to antiretrovital therapy (ART) (22%), high percentage of malnutrition (46.2%), weight loss (78.8%) and depletion of both the muscular compartment (92.4 %) and fat (82.7%), anemia (92.3%) and hypoalbuminemia (69.2%). However in outpatients, there was good adherence to ART (97%), overweight (50%), high risk for metabolic complications represented by waist circumference (WC) (47.1%) as the reason circle waist/height (CC/Alt) (70.6%), hypercholesterolemia (70.6%), altered glucose (38.2%), low HDL-C (58%) and high LDL-C (47.1 %).

CONCLUSION: It follows then that the syndrome Lipodystrophy prevailed in the outpatients and non-adherence to ART, found in the inpatients, reports to the beginning of the HIV/AIDS, which high frequency of the syndrome consuptiva.

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  • Blood Glucose
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Cholesterol, Dehydration
  • Digestion
  • Electrolytes
  • Clinical Nutrition Studies
  • energy balance
  • Diet quality
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