Blood tests are a fundamental part of dietetic input because it is the only way to know for certain what is going on inside someone’s body.  After any type of traumatic injury and/or major surgery, malnutrition affects about 59% of clients.1  This is partly due to the inflammation and catabolism induced by the trauma or […]
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Most traumatic injuries result in unwanted long-term weight gain.  However, an amputated limb presents its own unique challenges when it comes to managing weight.  For those with a lower limb trans-tibial or trans-femoral amputation, 40% will go on to gain at least 10% of their body weight over the next ~2 years and will double […]
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Antiseizure medication (sometimes also called antiepileptic or anticonvulsant medication) is commonly prescribed to people after a traumatic injury.  This medication is sometimes used to manage seizures/ epilepsy, but can also be prescribed for other conditions, such as neuropathic pain and/or mood disorders. Commonly prescribed varieties include carbamazepine, lamotrigine, levetiracetam, sodium valproate, pregabalin and gabapentin. Antiseizure […]
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  When trying to lose weight, most people are looking for a quick and easy way to achieve this goal.  While the foundation of every weight loss program includes eating fewer calories and doing more physical activity (to burn more calories), sometimes people struggle to lose weight even when they are already doing both of […]
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Osseointegrated (or bone-anchored) prosthetic implants, are often considered by clients with an amputation who are struggling with poor socket fit, discomfort, recurrent skin infections, volume fluctuations of the stump and/or pain in the residual limb.1 Nutrition factors frequently determine a client’s eligibility for this procedure and can have a significant impact on the frequency of […]
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