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A Pilot Study of Taste Changes Among Hospice Inpatients With Advanced Cancer.
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PMID:  21398265     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Identification of taste abnormalities can help understand difficulties in nutrition. We evaluated 15 hospice inpatients with advanced cancer for subjective taste changes. The majority had both subjective and objective taste changes. Most thought all food was tasteless followed by loss of sweet sensation and meat aversion. About half of the participants exhibited anorexia and weight loss with decreased energy intake. Both detection and recognition thresholds for these basic tastes were abnormal for the majority of participants. Reduced sensitivity for sweet and salt taste and altered perception for sour predominated in formal taste testing.
Authors:
Fade A Mahmoud; Aynur Aktas; Declan Walsh; Barbara Hullihen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of hospice & palliative care     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1938-2715     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9008229     Medline TA:  Am J Hosp Palliat Care     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute; Cleveland Clinic The Harry R. Horvitz Center for Palliative Medicine and Supportive Oncology.
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