TITLE

Parenteral Nutrition in Advanced Cancer: Indications and Clinical Practice Guidelines

AUTHOR(S)
Mirhosseini, Noush; Fainsinger, Robin L.; Baracos, Vickie
PUB. DATE
October 2005
SOURCE
Journal of Palliative Medicine;Oct2005, Vol. 8 Issue 5, p914
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
18649188

 

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