SAHM Position & Statement Papers
Refeeding Hypophosphatemia in Hospitalized Adolescents With Anorexia NervosaRefeeding hypophosphatemia in hospitalized adolescents with anorexia nervosa is correlated with degree of malnutrition, with a high index of suspicion for severely malnourished patients (<70% median body mass index). Weight history (greater magnitude or rate of weight loss prior to admission) regardless of presentation weight has also been associated with lower serum phosphate. Higher energy meal-based refeeding starting at 2,000 kcal has not been shown to be associated with higher rates of refeeding hypophosphatemia than the traditional standard of care, lower energy refeeding.
Medical Management of Restrictive Eating Disorders in Adolescents and Young AdultsThe medical provider plays an important role in the management of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with restrictive eating disorders (EDs), including anorexia nervosa (AN), atypical anorexia nervosa, and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder. The focus of this article is the medical management of AYAs with restrictive EDs, which can be performed by a number of different medical providers, including pediatricians, family physicians, internists, nurse practitioners, and, in some countries, psychiatrists.