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Oncology parenteral nutrition

Sharon Carey, Michelle Kalachov, Lynn Jones, Cherry Koh
BACKGROUND AND AIM: To establish consensus on service delivery models for management of Type III intestinal failure (IF) and home parenteral nutrition (HPN) within the Australian health care system and to identify barriers and enablers in moving towards this ideal model. METHODS: A modified Delphi methodology was utilised to survey experts working in Type III IF HPN. The panel comprised physicians, dietitians, nurses and pharmacists from 18 of the 20 adult Type III IF HPN centres across Australia...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Arne Simon, Markus Mock, Norbert Graf, Lutz von Müller
In a German pediatric oncology unit, the attending physicians diagnosed 27 cases of Clostridium difficile-associated disease (CDI) from January 01, 2010 to October 31, 2013. This refers to a CDI incidence density of 2.0/1000 inpatient days. According to the hospital hygiene standard, symptomatic patients with CDI were kept in contact isolation. Most patients (median age 8.2 years) suffered from acute lymphoblastic leukemia; 88.9% were treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics during the preceding 4 weeks. 29...
December 22, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
Min Chang Kang, Ji Hoon Kim, Seung Wan Ryu, Jae Young Moon, Je Hoon Park, Jong Kyung Park, Jong Hoon Park, Hyun Wook Baik, Jeong Meen Seo, Myoung Won Son, Geun Am Song, Dong Woo Shin, Yeon Myung Shin, Hong Yup Ahn, Han Kwang Yang, Hee Chul Yu, Ik Jin Yun, Jae Gil Lee, Jae Myeong Lee, Jung Hwa Lee, Tae Hee Lee, Haejun Yim, Hyun Jeong Jeon, Kyuwhan Jung, Mi Ran Jung, Chi Young Jeong, Hee Sook Lim, Suk Kyung Hong
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is associated with many adverse clinical outcomes. The present study aimed to identify the prevalence of malnutrition in hospitalized patients in Korea, evaluate the association between malnutrition and clinical outcomes, and ascertain the risk factors of malnutrition. METHODS: A multicenter cross-sectional study was performed with 300 patients recruited from among the patients admitted in 25 hospitals on January 6, 2014. Nutritional status was assessed by using the Subjective Global Assessment (SGA)...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
J A Virizuela, M Camblor-Álvarez, L M Luengo-Pérez, E Grande, J Álvarez-Hernández, M J Sendrós-Madroño, P Jiménez-Fonseca, M Cervera-Peris, M J Ocón-Bretón
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is a frequent medical problem of cancer patients that negatively impacts their quality of life. METHODS: A multidisciplinary group of experts in Medical Oncology, Pharmacy, and Nutrition convened to discuss the management of the nutritional support in cancer patients. RESULTS: Of the 18 questions addressed, 9 focused on nutritional support, 5 were related to parenteral nutrition (PN) and 4 about home PN (HPN). The panel of experts recommends using nutritional screening routinely, at diagnosis and throughout the disease course, for detecting the risk of malnutrition and, if it is positive, to perform a complete nutritional assessment, to diagnose malnutrition...
October 17, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
Wilfredo Alejandro González-Arriagada, Lara Maria Alencar Ramos, Marco Aurélio Carvalho Andrade, Marcio Ajudarte Lopes
INTRODUCTION: Head and neck radiotherapy (HNRT) is associated with acute and chronic side effects, some of which result in great morbidity. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) as an oral care tool for the management of these effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Clinical information was collected from 216 patients undergoing HNRT; these individuals were divided into a control group without laser therapy (n = 108) and a laser group (n = 108)...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
József Lövey
The majority of cancer patients becomes malnourished during the course of their disease. Malnutrition deteriorates the efficiency of all kinds of oncologic interventions. As a consequence of it, treatment-related toxicity increases, hospital stay is lengthened, chances of cure and survival as well as the quality of life of the patients worsen. Nutritional status therefore influences all aspects of outcome of oncology care. In spite of this the use of nutritional therapy varies across health care providers but its application is far from being sufficient during active oncology interventions as well as rehabilitation and supportive care...
September 20, 2017: Magyar Onkologia
Pei-Chun Chao, Cheau-Feng Lin, Hui-Ju Chuang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This study investigated whether total parenteral nutrition combined with enteral nutrition is associated with improved biochemical and clinical outcomes in cancer patients with gastrointestinal dysfunction. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: From January to December 2014, the clinical data of 68 patients in a cancer ward were retrospectively collected, and these patients were classified into two groups according to nutrition delivery, through parenteral nutrition, combined with enteral nutrition more (group A) or less (group B) than 250 kcal/day...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
F Bozzetti
Sarcopenia has recently emerged as a new condition that, independently from malnutrition, may adversely affect the prognosis of cancer patients. Purpose of this narrative review is to define the prevalence of sarcopenia in different primaries, its role in leading to chemotherapy toxicity and decreased compliance with the oncological therapy and the effect of some drugs on the onset of sarcopenia. Finally, the review aims to describe the current approaches to restore the muscle mass through nutrition, exercise and anti-inflammatory agents or multimodal programmes with a special emphasis on the results of randomized controlled trials...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
N Cebeci Güler, I Tosun, F Aydin
Meyerozyma (Pichia) guilliermondii exists in human skin and mucosal surface microflora. It can cause severe fungal infections like candidemia, which is an opportunistic pathogen. One hundred and forty-one M. guilliermondii isolates, consisting of 122 blood culture isolates, belonging to 126 patients; 13 total parenteral nutrition solution isolates; and two rectal swab isolates were identified according to carbohydrate assimilation reactions in a university hospital in Turkey between January 2006 and December 2015...
December 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
Bin Chet Toh, Jaideepraj Rao
BACKGROUND: Safety and efficacy of laparoscopy surgery in locally Advanced Gastric Cancers (AGC) have not been proven by randomized control trials. Therefore, standard of care for AGC is still open surgery. Here, we are presenting a 64-year-old female with proximal gastric adenocarcinoma (close to cardio-oesophageal junction) adherent to tail of pancreas, who underwent D2 total gastrectomy en-mass distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy. METHODS: Five ports are entered into the peritoneal cavity (Three 10-12 mm and two 5 mm ports)...
August 25, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
Kaleena Trimpe, Michele R Shaw, Marian Wilson, Mel R Haberman
Enteral supplementation for nutritional support in pediatric oncology patients remains nonstandardized across institutions and between providers. Pediatric oncology patients frequently fail to meet their growth curve percentiles, lose weight, and/or are malnourished due to both the oncologic process as well as side effects from chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Methods of increasing weight include enteral feeding (nasogastric, nasoduodenal/jejunal, or gastrostomy), parenteral intravenous feeding, and oral supplementation...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
Elia Lo Priore, Monika Fliedner, Johannes T Heverhagen, Urban Novak, Jonas Marschall
AIMS OF THE STUDY: In our hospital, a previous attempt to introduce peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) was aborted after a nonsystematic approach, seemingly accompanied by high rates of complications. The goal of this new interdisciplinary project was to introduce PICCs in an academic hospital, with an embedded interdisciplinary surveillance programme for both infectious and noninfectious outcomes. METHODS: We prospectively collected data for this surveillance study from all patients who underwent PICC insertion from 1 January 2014 and had the catheter removed by 31 December 2015 in our 950-bed academic hospital (Bern University Hospital, Switzerland)...
June 21, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
Pankaj G Vashi, Natasha Virginkar, Brenten Popiel, Persis Edwin, Digant Gupta
BACKGROUND: Catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) are associated with high morbidity and mortality as well as increased medical costs. Cancer patients, who are often immunocompromised, are susceptible to CRBSI while receiving home parenteral nutrition (HPN). We evaluated the incidence of and factors associated with CRBSIs in cancer patients undergoing HPN managed using a standardized catheter care protocol. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of 335 cancer patients receiving HPN between January 2012 and July 2015...
May 30, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
Paolo Cotogni, Luca De Carli, Roberto Passera, Maria Luisa Amerio, Elena Agnello, Maurizio Fadda, Marta Ossola, Taira Monge, Antonella De Francesco, Federico Bozzetti
Since there is little knowledge regarding the quality of life (QoL) of cancer patients on home parenteral nutrition (HPN), we planned a prospective, longitudinal, double-center study to investigate the changes of QoL in these patients. One hundred and eleven adult cancer patients who were candidates for HPN following the indications of the European guidelines were consecutively enrolled. For QoL analysis, EORTC QLQ-C30 questionnaires were filled at the HPN start and after 1, 2, 3, and 4 months, and scores changes over time were analyzed according to the univariate mixed-effects linear model for repeated measures...
July 2017: Cancer Medicine
Cherry E Koh, Michael J Solomon, Kilian G Brown, Kirk Austin, Christopher M Byrne, Peter Lee, Jane M Young
Considerable progress has been made in the management of patients with locally advanced or recurrent cancers of the pelvis over the past 60 years since the inception of pelvic exenteration. Early progress in pelvic exenteration was marred by the high surgical mortality and morbidity, which drew scepticism from the broader surgical community. Subsequent evolution in the procedure hinged on establishing surgical safety and a better understanding of outcome predictors. Surgical mortality from pelvic exenteration is now comparable to that of elective resection for primary colorectal cancers...
June 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
Shahnaz Sultan, Bernadette Coles, Philipp Dahm
BACKGROUND: Alvimopan is used in abdominal surgery to reduce postoperative ileus in patients undergoing small bowel resections with primary anastomosis. The role and efficacy of alvimopan in patients undergoing radical cystectomy with urinary diversion is not well understood. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of alvimopan in the context of enhanced recovery pathways compared to enhanced recovery pathways alone for perioperative bowel dysfunction in patients undergoing radical cystectomy...
May 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Alvaro Vidal, Nicolas Arnold, Mihai Dorin Vartolomei, Bernhard Kiss, Fiona Burkhard, George N Thalmann, Beat Roth
OBJECTIVES: To prospectively evaluate the long-term oncological and functional outcomes of postoperative total parenteral nutrition after radical cystectomy. METHODS: A total of 157 consecutive patients (≤cT3, cN0, cM0) who underwent extended pelvic lymph node dissection, radical cystectomy and ileal urinary diversion from September 2008 to March 2011 at a single center were randomized to receive either postoperative total parenteral nutrition (group A; n = 74) or oral nutrition alone (group B; n = 83)...
December 2016: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
Catalina Mosquera, Nicholas J Koutlas, Kimberly C Edwards, Ashley Strickland, Nasreen A Vohra, Emmanuel E Zervos, Timothy L Fitzgerald
BACKGROUND: The accurate diagnosis of malnutrition is imperative if we are to impact outcomes in the malnourished. The American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), in an attempt to address this issue, have provided evidence-based criteria to diagnose malnutrition. The purpose of this study was to validate the ASPEN/AND criteria in a cohort of patients from a single high-volume surgical oncology unit. METHODS: Patients undergoing major abdominal surgery from June 2013 to March 2015 were classified by their nutritional status using the ASPEN/AND criteria...
September 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
Leanna J Standish, Fred Dowd, Erin Sweet, Linda Dale, Morgan Weaver, Barbara Osborne, M Robyn Andersen
BACKGROUND: Naturopathic oncology in conjunction with conventional treatment is commonly referred to as integrative oncology (IO). Clinics directed by oncology board certified NDs (Fellows of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology or FABNOs) provide high-quality data for describing IO therapies, their costs and measuring clinical outcomes. PURPOSE: To describe the types of IO therapies prescribed to breast cancer patients by ND FABNO physicians. Study participants (n = 324)...
May 26, 2016: Integrative Cancer Therapies
Elvira C van Dalen, Arno Mank, Edith Leclercq, Renée L Mulder, Michelle Davies, Marie José Kersten, Marianne D van de Wetering
BACKGROUND: Neutropenia is a potentially serious side effect of chemotherapy and a major risk factor for infection, which can be life-threatening. It has been hypothesised that a low bacterial diet (LBD) can prevent infection and (infection-related) mortality in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy that causes episodes of neutropenia, but much remains unclear. This review is an update of a previously published Cochrane review. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this review was to determine the efficacy of an LBD versus a control diet in preventing infection and in decreasing (infection-related) mortality in adult and paediatric cancer patients receiving chemotherapy that causes episodes of neutropenia...
April 24, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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