Medical Grand Rounds at UPMC Shadyside

Medical Grand Rounds at UPMC Shadyside: “Nutrition in the Elderly”



Date
September 25, 2014
Time
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Speaker(s)
Elizabeth O’Keefe, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Director of the Geriatrics Fellowship Program, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Location
West Wing Auditorium, UPMC Shadyside
Category
UPMC Shadyside, Department of Medicine
Contact
Justine Rubino
Certification Supervisor


412-647-8261
rubinoje@upmc.edu
Description

This talk will address physiological changes in appetite that occur with aging and how these contribute to weight loss. A rational approach to evaluation and management of weight loss will be presented.  The role of nutritional support in the elderly will be discussed. This will include the acute care setting, role of feeding tubes and nutritional issues at the end-of-life.