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Posted onOctober 4, 2023

Did you know- Amino Acids vs Protein?

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein.  They assist in many different bodily functions but the two are not interchangeable especially when it comes to nutrition declaration.  While amino acid contribution will impact nitrogen load, they are not part of the total protein content on a nutrition label.  This is important when reviewing products with protein claims and ...

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Posted onAugust 31, 2023

Osmolality and GI tolerance in modular nutrition

As clinicians we often assume that if a product has a high osmolality it automatically means the product or formula will be poorly tolerated.  It is important to recognize the difference between osmolality of a modular protein product and the osmolality of a modular protein product with a high concentration of sugar alcohol and/or simple carbohydrate. High osmolality does no...

Posted in Blog, ProSource Liquid Protein, Protein & Calorie Malnutrition
Posted onJuly 14, 2023

Diarrhea and Tube Feeding: Solutions to the Challenges

  Diarrhea is common in the clinical setting, especially for the enterally fed patient.  While enteral formulas are often to blame we must recognize that isnt always the case.  Research published in 2021 in the journal of gastroenterology and hepatology found that 37.3% of the patients on enteral feeding had diarrhea.  With nosocomial diarrhea  being attributed to m...

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Posted onMay 16, 2023

The Most Important Innovation in Wound Care in 30 years.

Expedite is a revolutionary new medical food that utilizes the latest scientific advancements in wound healing and is the most important nutritional innovation in wound management in over 30 years.Prolyl-Hydroxyproline (PO) and Hydroxyprolyl-Glycine (OG) are two dipeptides found in collagen, which is the most abundant protein in humans and is found in tissues such as tendons ...

Posted in Blog, Wound Care
Posted onApril 22, 2023

ASPEN 2023

The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition holds an annual conference each year.  In addition to research initiatives, hands on skills fairs, discussion from the worlds best clinicians in the clinical support world, we also have the passionate attendees that want to soak in all the nutrition support knowledge they can possibly handle. The Medtrition team is alw...

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Posted onApril 11, 2023

Dysphagia, Malnutrition and Wounds- Make the Connection

It's no secret that patients with swallowing difficulty often struggle with overall intake which can result in malnutrition.  Challenges with intake vary from fatigue to disliking the necessary texture modification and everything in between.  This can create a cascade of health problems; dehydration, constipation, weakness, muscle loss and pressure injuries to name a few. A ...

Posted in Blog, Pressure Injury and Wound Healing, Wound Care
Posted onDecember 21, 2022

Happy Holidays

As 2022 comes to a close we are taking time to reflect on the year past as well as look forward to the year ahead. From our family to yours, Medtrition wishes you a happy holiday season and a healthy New Year. ...

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Posted onNovember 23, 2022

A Time to Reflect and Be Thankful

  With the holidays now upon us, we are here to reflect on the year past and give thanks for the blessings we have before us. At Medtrition we are thankful for our customers, our communities and our co-workers.   Thank you from your family at Medtrition    ...

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Posted onOctober 20, 2022

Supply-Chains as Strong as Our Branched-Chains

In light of current global economic and logistics turmoil, we would like to reassure all our customers and the wider clinical nutrition profession that our supply chain continues to be as strong as ever. Early on in the pandemic, our operations team and manufacturing plants increased our levels of packaging and ingredients along with finished product inventory on hand to mee...

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