The role of nutrition in pediatric HIV/AIDS: a review of micronutrient research

Title

The role of nutrition in pediatric HIV/AIDS: a review of micronutrient research

Creator

Butensky EA

Publisher

Journal Of Pediatric Nursing

Date

2001

Subject

Child; Humans; Treatment Outcome; Research Design; Nutritional Requirements; P.H.S.; Research Support; U.S. Gov't; Nutrition Surveys; Child Nutrition; Child Nutrition Disorders/epidemiology/therapy/virology; HIV Infections/complications/immunology; Micronutrients/deficiency/therapeutic use; Nutritional Support/methods/nursing; Pediatric Nursing/methods

Description

It is becoming increasingly evident that nutrition is not only an important component of health but also that levels of specific nutrients can affect disease expression. This is particularly apparent in the realm of HIV disease. Despite this knowledge, research in this area, especially pertaining to the pediatric population, has been limited. This report presents a narrative review and critique of the work that has been conducted in the area of micronutrients including descriptive, correlational, and intervention studies. Gaps in knowledge, recommendations for future research, and nursing implications are highlighted. Current information suggests a role for micronutrients in the treatment of HIV disease, and further research will help develop these adjunct therapies that can affect the overall outcomes and quality of life of these patients.
2001

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

402-411

Issue

6

Volume

16

Citation

Butensky EA, “The role of nutrition in pediatric HIV/AIDS: a review of micronutrient research,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 24, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12119.

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