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Total parenteral nutrition for patients receiving antineoplastic therapy at a regional oncology unit: a two-year study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9335669     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this prospective study was to establish the exact role parenteral nutrition has in the provision of nutritional support to patients receiving antineoplastic therapy. The diagnosis, reasons for implementation, method of delivery and duration of nutritional support were determined. The outcome of nutritional support was established by the percentage change in weight and alteration in body mass index during the period of nutritional support. The results indicate that parenteral nutrition can successfully maintain the body weight of patients who are unable to receive enteral nutrition whilst receiving antineoplastic treatment. However, it is recommended that the provision of parenteral nutrition is evaluated at regular intervals and alternative feeding methods via the enteral feeding route are accessed as soon as possible.
J Lees
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cancer care     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0961-5423     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cancer Care (Engl)     Publication Date:  1997 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-10-30     Completed Date:  1997-10-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301979     Medline TA:  Eur J Cancer Care (Engl)     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  182-5     Citation Subset:  N    
Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology, Wirral, Merseyside, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use*
Body Mass Index
Body Weight
Middle Aged
Neoplasms / therapy*
Nursing Assessment
Parenteral Nutrition, Total / methods,  standards*
Patient Selection
Prospective Studies
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antineoplastic Agents

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