Enteral nutrition support of head and neck cancer patients Journal Article


Authors: Raykher, A.; Russo, L.; Schattner, M.; Schwartz, L.; Scott, B.; Shike, M.
Article Title: Enteral nutrition support of head and neck cancer patients
Abstract: Patients with head and neck cancer are at high risk for malnutrition due to dysphagia from the tumor and treatment. Despite difficulty with oral intake, these patients usually have a normal stomach and lower gastrointestinal tract. Enteral nutrition support via percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) administered in the home by the patient helps to prevent weight loss, dehydration, nutrient deficiencies, treatment interruptions, and hospitalizations. It also improves quality of life. Successful management of these patients requires orderly care and follow-up by a multidisciplinary nutrition team. Copyright © 2007 American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.
Keywords: treatment outcome; review; percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy; cancer patient; follow up; nutritional status; quality of life; dehydration; weight reduction; high risk patient; dysphagia; hospitalization; head and neck cancer; head and neck neoplasms; malnutrition; home care; deglutition disorders; enteral nutrition; enteric feeding; nutritional requirements; nutritional deficiency; nutritional support
Journal Title: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
Volume: 22
Issue: 1
ISSN: 0884-5336
Publisher: Sage Publications  
Date Published: 2007-02-01
Start Page: 68
End Page: 73
Language: English
DOI: 10.1177/011542650702200168
PUBMED: 17242458
PROVIDER: scopus
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Notes: --- - "Cited By (since 1996): 23" - "Export Date: 17 November 2011" - "CODEN: NCPRE" - "Source: Scopus"
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  1. Moshe Shike
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  2. Mark Schattner
    122 Schattner
  3. Lianne M Russo
    18 Russo
  4. Burma F Scott
    2 Scott