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Cancer : metabolic dysfunction, nutrition and quality of life

  title={Cancer : metabolic dysfunction, nutrition and quality of life},
  author={Paula Ravasco},
Tese de doutoramento em Ciencias da Saude (Nutricao), apresentada a Universidade de Lisboa atraves da Faculdade de Medicina, 2007 


The pathophysiology and treatment of cancer cachexia.
  • M. Barber
  • Medicine, Biology
    Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
  • 2002
The most promising interventions in cancer cachexia seem to depend on modulation of the inflammatory state (including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and fish oil-based preparations), resulting in gains in lean tissue with the potential to improve patient survival and quality of life.
Cancer: disease and nutrition are key determinants of patients’ quality of life
Although cancer stage was the major determinant of patients’ QoL globally, there were some diagnoses for which the impact of nutritional deterioration combined with deficiencies in nutritional intake may be more important than the stage of the disease process.
Nutritional deterioration in cancer: the role of disease and diet.
Health quality of life and colorectal cancer
An understanding of the impact of colorectal cancer and radiation treatment on these aspects of health quality of life can be reached by comparing this diagnostic group to others undergoing similar treatment.
Assessment of malnutrition parameters in head and neck cancer and their relation to postoperative complications
The purpose of this study was to define the usefulness of six different parameters in scoring malnutrition and to determine the nutritional parameter primarily related to postoperative complications.
Cytokine‐mediated alterations in host metabolism prevent nutritional repletion in cachectic cancer patients
This review proposes that host: tumor interactions lead to a nonspecific inflammatory response mediated in part by the chronic production and release of proinflammatory cytokines, which antagonize the anabolic signals associated with enteral and parenteral nutrition support.
Disease-related Malnutrition: An Evidence-based Approach to Treatment
This book draws together the results of numerous different studies that demonstrate the benefits of nutritional support and provides an evidence base for it and provides insights into the best possible use of enteral nutritional support.
Metabolic changes of cancer cachexia--second of two parts.
The impact of nutritional status on the prognoses of patients with advanced head and neck cancer
The correlation of nutritional status with 3‐year survival was studied prospectively in 64 patients with T2–T4 carcinomas of the head and neck who were treated surgically with curative intent; the surgery was often followed by radiotherapy.