Ashish Majumdar*, Ravindra Kumar Pandey *, Shiv Shankar Shukla and Beena Gidwani
Background: Malnutrition is the common universal health problem but it is more chronic for the developing countries. Due to increasing nursing home recognition it has become a major research priority, internationally. Lower immunity due to malnutrition has a high prevalence and other clinical consequences. Disease-related malnutrition is potentially severe for patients along with high economic impact on the healthcare system.
Objectives: The aim of this review is to described various experimental models employed for evaluation of malnutrition and immunomodulatory activities.
Methods: This review is intended for both clinicians and researchers describing number of screening methods that better suits to the type of lead compounds and suitability to screen molecules for better treatment outcomes.
Results: This review focuses on the various screening methods for evaluation of malnutrition and suggests implications for research and practice.
Conclusion: The malnutrition induced diseases cause a raise in health care costs than can be minimized with an introduction of drugs and nutritional supplements by selecting proper screening models and performing exhaustive research.
Experimental model, protein-energy malnutrition, immnomodulation, RUFT, antibodies, diet
Department of Pharmaceutics, Columbia Institute of Pharmacy, Raipur, C.G, Department of Pharmacognosy, Columbia Institute of Pharmacy, Raipur, C.G, Department of PA.QA, Columbia Institute of Pharmacy, Raipur, C.G, Department of PA.QA, Columbia Institute of Pharmacy, Raipur, C.G