Last updated on February 2018

Refeeding Syndrome in Anorexia Nervosa


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Anorexia Nervosa
  • Age: Between 12 - 24 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adolescents hospitalized for medical instability secondary to malnutrition will be eligible as follows.

Inclusion criteria:

  1. diagnosis of AN, atypical AN
  2. age 12-24 years
  3. no hospital admissions for the previous six months
  4. meet hospitalization criteria (daytime HR < 50 bpm or night time HR < 45 bpm, BP <90/45 mmHg, temperature < 36? C or orthostasis defined by increase in HR > 20 bpm or decrease in systolic BP > 20 mmHg or decrease in diastolic BP > 10 mmHg from lying to standing)

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. diagnosis of bulimia nervosa [DSM-5]
  2. current pregnancy
  3. admission for food refusal without malnutrition
  4. chronic disease (e.g. immune/endocrine disorders,pulmonary, cardiac, or renal disease)
  5. current suicidality or psychosis.

Recruitment Status: Open


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