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Dietetics / Nutritional Medicine

FLM Barbara Schuh

Head

Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Johann Hammer

Medical Nutrition Officer

Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Christian Zauner

Medical Nutrition Officer

Reachability: +43 (0)1 40400-18520


Nutrition is an important part of medical therapy. For optimal nutritional therapy, the team of dietologists is available to support the patients of the AKH. Dieticians are the competent contact persons for all nutritional questions.

The areas of responsibility of the dieticians: 

  • the assessment and evaluation of the patient's nutritional status
  • the preparation of an individual nutrition plan
  • Implementation of nutritional therapies, including dietary consultation and individual diet composition
  • the holding of group training sessions
  • Discharge management for enteral and parenteral nutrition
  • participation in menu design and quality control
  • the planning of individually composed therapeutic diets 

The dietitians' main areas of expertise:

  • Malnutrition
  • Artificial nutrition (supplementary, enteral and parenteral nutrition)
  • Metabolic diseases (lipid metabolism disorders, diabetes mellitus, rare metabolic diseases, ...)
  • Diseases of the digestive tract (gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, ...)
  • Kidney diseases and renal replacement therapies
  • Food intolerances and allergies (lactose intolerance, fructose malabsorption, celiac disease, ...)
  • Dysphagia

In addition, there are numerous other clinical pictures that can be favorably influenced by nutrition therapy.