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Response to malnutrition treatment in low weight-for-age children: secondary analyses of children 6–59 months in the ComPAS cluster randomized controlled trial

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Weight-for-age z-score (WAZ) is not currently an admission criterion to therapeutic feeding programs, and children with low WAZ at high risk of mortality may not be admitted. We conducted a secondary analysis of RCT data to assess response to treatment according to WAZ and mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) and type of feeding protocol given: a simplified, combined protocol for severe and moderate acute malnutrition (SAM and MAM) vs. standard care that treats SAM and MAM, separately. Children...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.3390/nu13041054

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MDPI
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Nutrients More from this journal
Volume:
13
Issue:
4
Publication date:
2021-03-24
Acceptance date:
2021-03-19
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2072-6643

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