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Pretransplant nutritional habits and clinical outcome in children undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22309421     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to investigate the effects of pretransplant nutrient content, nutritional status, and nutritional habits on the clinical outcome of children undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-one children were enrolled in this study. Dietary assessment was based on a semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire, consisting of 47 food items (including all commonly used prebiotic and probiotic foods in the Turkish cuisine), for the last week before hematopoietic stem cell transplant and a 24-hour dietary recall on admission.
RESULTS: Thirteen girls (31.7%) and 28 boys (68.3%) comprised the study group. Of the 41 children, 5 (12.2%) were classified as underweight; 12.2% at risk of being underweight; 53.6% healthy weight; 9.8% overweight; and 12.2% obese. Nutritional status of the children had no effect on the complication rate, duration of febrile neutropenia, and the day of neutrophil and platelet engraftment. Correlation analysis revealed that there was a negative correlation between the day of neutrophil engraftment and the amount of soluble fiber, iron, breast milk, bazlama (a traditional yeast bread), and bulgur consumption. A negative correlation was detected between the number of febrile neutropenia episodes and the amount of yogurt and onion intake. Increased intake of parsley and onion was associated with reduced duration of total parenteral nutrition. The amount of parsley consumption was found to be lower in patients who experienced transplant-related complications.
CONCLUSIONS: The nutrient contents and nutritional habits of the patients may affect the course of transplant. It might be recommended that "let them eat yogurt, bazlama, bulgur, onion, and parsley."
Betul Tavil; Eda Koksal; S Songul Yalcin; Duygu Uckan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Experimental and clinical transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation     Volume:  10     ISSN:  2146-8427     ISO Abbreviation:  Exp Clin Transplant     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-07     Completed Date:  2012-06-12     Revised Date:  2013-11-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101207333     Medline TA:  Exp Clin Transplant     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anemia / therapy
Body Mass Index
Child, Preschool
Diet Records
Follow-Up Studies
Food Habits*
Graft vs Host Disease / epidemiology
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation*
Leukemia / therapy
Neutropenia / epidemiology
Nutrition Assessment*
Nutritional Status*
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)*
Preoperative Period*
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome
Comment In:
Exp Clin Transplant. 2013 Oct;11(5):469-70   [PMID:  24128139 ]

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