Parenteral nutrition in advanced cancer: indications and clinical practice guidelines

Title

Parenteral nutrition in advanced cancer: indications and clinical practice guidelines

Creator

Mirhosseini N; Fainsinger RL; Baracos V

Publisher

Journal Of Palliative Medicine

Date

2005

Subject

Female; Humans; Male; Palliative Care; Aged; Middle Aged; Patient Selection; Parenteral Nutrition; Practice Guidelines; IM; Cachexia/et [Etiology]; Cachexia/th [Therapy]; Gastric Outlet Obstruction/co [Complications]; Intestinal Fistula/co [Complications]; Neoplasms/co [Complications]; Neoplasms/th [Therapy]

Description

Cachexia is a disturbing and disfiguring aspect of many advanced cancers. Parenteral nutrition (PN) is a controversial and expensive treatment for cancer cachexia. Guidelines for the use of PN for these patients have been suggested. These two case reports will highlight some of the issues around the etiology of cancer cachexia, the clinical dilemmas and the use of clinical practice guidelines. [References: 23]
2005

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

914-918

Issue

5

Volume

8

Citation

Mirhosseini N; Fainsinger RL; Baracos V, “Parenteral nutrition in advanced cancer: indications and clinical practice guidelines,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 23, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13582.

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