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Eating Disorder Research & Publications

Patient Reading Eating Disorder BookACUTE's specialized team takes pride in our commitment to excellence. The physicians at the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders are dedicated to providing the very best in medical care for patients suffering from severe eating disorders.

In an effort to continually set the standard of care for the industry, the staff at ACUTE actively conduct research, publish numerous articles on the medical complications of eating disorders, lecture broadly both nationally and internationally and consistently provide evidence to support successful treatment approaches in this unique patient population.


Research from ACUTE's Medical Stabilization Unit, Patient Characteristics & Outcomes

Based on data collected October 2008 through December 2010, n=56 patients

Median (Interquartile Range) a

Range

Age, years

27 (21 – 35)

17 – 65

Female b

56

90%

Length of Hospitalization, days

16  (9 – 29)

5 – 70

Calculated BEE

1119 (1067 – 1184)

906 – 1491

Measured BEE c

792 (634 – 1094)

500 – 1742

DEXA Z-score c

-2.2 ± 1.1

-4.4 – 0.7

Height, inches

65 (61 – 67)

57 – 74

Weight on admission, lbs

76.1 ± 14.4

50.8 – 110.0

% Ideal Body Weight on admission

62.2 ± 10.2

42.4 – 101.0

% Ideal Body Weight on discharge

63.2 ± 9.1

42.3 – 82.7

BMI on admission

12.9 ± 2.0

8.7 – 19.7

BMI nadir

12.4 ± 1.9

8.4 – 15.7

BMI on discharge

13.1 ± 1.9

8.7 – 17.0

Required ICU transfer

3 patients

21%

Discharged to eating disorder program

51 admissions

82%

 

a Mean ± standard deviation displayed if normally distributed.
b
Frequency and percentage shown for categorical variables.
c
Measured BEE available for 42 admission and DEXA scans for 38 patients.

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