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The prevalence of malnutrition in patients with gastrointestinal malignant tumors

  title={The prevalence of malnutrition in patients with gastrointestinal malignant tumors},
  author={Antoni M Szczepanik and Elzbieta Walewska and Lucyna Ścisło and Maria K{\'o}zka and Stanisław Kłęk and Antoni Czupryna and Jan Kulig},
Introduction. Malnutrition is the immanent part of gastrointestinal malignant diseases. The prevalence of malnutrition is as high as 30–50% of patients on hospital admission. Perioperative mortality and morbidity in malnourished patients is higher and the prognosis poorer. Therefore, the proper early identification of malnourished patients and appropriate treatment is of high importance. The aim of the study. The aim of the study was the comparison of the results of selected screening methods… Expand
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