Advances in Parenteral Nutrition Support of Children with Neoplastic Diseases
In the last decade, advances were made in understanding the significance of protein energy malnutrition (PEM), in recognizing PEM in specific subpopulations of children with malignancies, in Staging and assessment of nutritional status, and in understanding the efficacy and limitations of various options for nutrition support. This report describes our experience in providing nutrition support for over a 100 children with newly diagnosed malignancies who have been monitored carefully on study protocols and treated at a single pediatric cancer facility. This work was possible because of the close collaboration between the Departments of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Pediatric Surgery, Radiation Oncology, and Pediatric Nutrition and Dietetics at James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children.
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