Nutritional status among pediatric cancer patients: a comparison between hematological malignancies and solid tumors.

@article{Tah2012NutritionalSA,
  title={Nutritional status among pediatric cancer patients: a comparison between hematological malignancies and solid tumors.},
  author={Pei Chien Tah and Safii Nik Shanita and Bee Koon Poh},
  journal={Journal for specialists in pediatric nursing : JSPN},
  year={2012},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={301-11}
}
PURPOSE This study aimed to compare the nutritional status of pediatric patients with hematological malignancies and solid tumors. DESIGN AND METHODS A total of 74 pediatric cancer patients were assessed for anthropometric status, biochemical profiles, and dietary intake. RESULTS The prevalence of undernutrition was higher among patients with solid tumors as reflected in their lower dietary intakes of energy and nutrients compared with patients with hematological malignancies. PRACTICE… CONTINUE READING
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