Nutritional status at diagnosis in children with cancer. 2. An assessment by arm anthropometry.

@article{Barr2011NutritionalSA,
  title={Nutritional status at diagnosis in children with cancer. 2. An assessment by arm anthropometry.},
  author={Ronald D Barr and Laura A Collins and Trishana Nayiager and Nancy Doring and Charlene Kennedy and Jacqueline M. L. Halton and Scott W Walker and Alessandra Sala and Colin L Webber},
  journal={Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology},
  year={2011},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={e101-4}
}
Assessment of nutritional status in children with cancer is important but measures based on weight can be problematic at diagnosis, especially in those with advanced disease. Likewise, dual energy x-ray absorptiometry may be confounded by other radiological procedures and is not commonly available in low-income countries where most children with cancer live. Arm anthropometry is not subject to these constraints. In a study sample of 99 Canadian patients with cancer at diagnosis, mid-upper arm… CONTINUE READING

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