Malnutrition is a frequent complication of chronic hepatic conditions. It is seen in 24-66% of hospitalized patients with chronic hepatic disease. Malnutrition and the decreased protein mass lead to increased morbidity (e.g. varix bleeding, ascites, hepatic encephalopathy, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, hepatorenal syndrome) and increased mortality in certain subgroups of these patients. Some of the complications caused by malnutrition may be prevented or decreased by appropriate nutrition that focuses on the altered needs of patients with chronic hepatic diseases.
Our current development process includes a product that addresses these needs.
Clinical research of the past decade has shown that specific conditions require specific medical nutrition. According to these scientific findings and based on an approach focusing on patients and conditions we are currently working to identify the specific nutritional needs of many different illnesses in order to develop products which address these needs.
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