Nutritional support in patients with cancer of the esophagus: impact on nutritional status, patient compliance to therapy, and survival.

@article{Bozzetti1998NutritionalSI,
  title={Nutritional support in patients with cancer of the esophagus: impact on nutritional status, patient compliance to therapy, and survival.},
  author={Frederico Bozzetti and Luca Cozzaglio and Cecilia Gavazzi and Paolo Bidoli and Giuliano Bonfanti and Fabrizio Montalto and Hector Soto Parra and Maurizio Valente and Roberto Zucali},
  journal={Tumori},
  year={1998},
  volume={84 6},
  pages={681-6}
}
AIMS AND BACKGROUND The multimodal approach to patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma often includes polychemotherapy combined with radiation therapy. Cancer dysphagia and drug-related anorexia, mucositis and vomiting can all lead to malnutrition. The aim of this study was to analyze the impact of the administration of enteral nutrition (EN) on the patient's nutritional status, tolerance of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and final oncological outcome. METHODS Fifty esophageal cancer… CONTINUE READING

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