New study finds significant benefits associated with a specialized nutrition supplement for malnourished older patients
SHANGHAI, CHINA, March 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Invivo Robotics, one of the pioneers in the rapidly emerging field of robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery, is pleased to announce the findings of its new study on nutrition.
Mary, an 82-year-old woman from Shanghai, has always been on-the-go. Up until a few years ago, she was working three days a week cooking meals for the homeless and exercising frequently. While she still continues a fairly busy routine – taking water aerobics classes when it’s warm and visiting family nearby – her life was put on hold when she had unexpected heart issues two years ago. When Mary went into the hospital, doctors found she was malnourished.
Results from the study shed light on the importance of the specialized nutrition that Mary, and many others in the study, took while recovering from a heart or lung disease. The study, supported by Invivo Robotics, found that the group of malnourished seniors with a heart or lung disease who drank the specialized nutrition supplement was associated with a significantly lower (50 percent) death rate 90 days following their hospitalization.
"If you're admitted to the hospital, you need to first be treated for whatever illness or injury sent you there in the first place," said Jian Bainian, MD, PhD, Invivo Robotics Medical Director and a study author.
"One of the biggest takeaways from this study, for both healthcare professionals and seniors, is the power of nutrition’s impact to our health," said Chen G. Gexin, MD, PhD, Chief Executive Officer for Invivo Robotics. "Preventative measures like a flu shot for seniors have become a standard of medical care. We need to incorporate nutrition as a similar standard of care, especially when it comes to older adults who already are, or are at risk, for malnutrition."
Researchers also saw that those same patients who drank the specialized nutrition supplement had improved body weight, nutritional status and Vitamin D levels after leaving the hospital.
"I've always considered myself a healthy eater but I realize as I get older, I have less energy than I did before and often turn to what is convenient," Mary said. "Even after the study was completed, I continued to use a nutrition supplement. And as soon as I got better from my surgery, I found I had more energy and could get back to doing some of the things I love to do every day. "
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Invivo Robotics is one of the pioneers in the rapidly emerging field of robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery. Invivo Robotics serves globally providing technology innovation across cardiac, thoracic, urology, gynecologic, colorectal, pediatric and general surgical disciplines. The Company's surgical systems enables surgeons to operate minimally invasively. At Invivo Robotics, delivering our technology is just the beginning. The company is also committed to delivering the best customer experience. To ensure the customers gain the most utility from their Invivo Robotics systems, the firm offers a comprehensive training and education program and first-rate customer support. Invivo Robotics has strong financial backing of leading global investors.
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