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  1. Nutrition Care in Canadian Hospitals
    Study Objectives:
    1. To assess nutrition status and prevalence of malnutrition in hospital patients
    2. Assess outcomes in malnourished hospital patients
    3. Document change in nutritional status that occurs during hospital admission
    4. Validate a brief measure of nutritional risk
      Site Investigator: Dr. Maitreyi Raman

  2. Effect of omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acid lipid emusion on parenteral nutrition associated liver disease
    Study Objectives:
    1. To study the effect of Omegaven supplementation on serum bilirubin, ALP, AST,ALT, GGT, liver histology, liver fatty acid composition, liver oxidative stress and gene expression in patients with elevated total bilirubin receiving home parenteral nutrition
      Site Investigator: Dr. Maitreyi Raman

  3. Olimel and Custom Compounded Parenteral Nutrition Prescriptions may be used Interchangeably in Hospitalized Patients Requiring Parenteral Nutrition
    Study Objectives:
    1. To compare the degree of similarity of the Olimel parenteral nutrition prescriptions to the custom compounded parenteral nutrition prescriptions prescribed at the Foothills Medical Center (FMC) in Calgary, Canada.
      Principle Investigator: Dr. Maitreyi Raman

  4. The Vitamin A Absorption test and Fecal Volatile Organic Compounds: Clinical and laboratory methods to assess Fat Malabsorption
    Study Objectives:
    1. To determine the sensitivity and specificity of novel clinical tests to assess fat malabsorption
    2. To characterize fecal microbial communities and volatile organic compounds in patients with malabsorption


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