23 June 2021
Appropriate Use of Visceral Proteins in Nutrition Screening and Assessment Appropriate Use of Visceral Proteins in Nutrition Screening and Assessment Introduction Nutrition Screening and Assessment Serum albumin and prealbumin are not components of currently What is NUTRITION SCREENING and what tool should be used for screening? accepted definitions of malnutrition. [...] The purpose of this fact sheet is to review appropriate use of or at risk for malnutrition to determine if a comprehensive nutrition assessment and these proteins and outline currently accepted nutrition screening and appropriate intervention are indicated. [...] © Copyright 2021 ASPEN | American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 1 Appropriate Use of Visceral Proteins in Nutrition Screening and Assessment What is NUTRITION ASSESSMENT and what method or measure should be used Executive Summary* to identify malnutrition? • Serum albumin and prealbumin are not components of currently • Nutrition assessment is a comprehensive approach to identifying. [...] • ASPEN suggests using the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)-ASPEN • The serum concentrations of albumin and prealbumin decline in Characteristics or Subjective Global Assessment (SGA) for nutrition assessment the presence of inflammation, regardless of underlying nutrition because they best reflect intake, physical changes, and functional status. [...] Relationship between malnutrition, Body mass index X inflammation, and visceral proteins.* Weight changes X X X Disease severity X X X Diagnosed Inflammation malnutrition and Gl symptoms X risk for malnutrition Physical exam X X Mobility X Functional capacity X X Cognitive function X Serum Albumin and Prealbumin Aged > 70 years Serum albumin *Evans DC, Corkins MR, Malone A, et al.