Total parenteral nutrition and nutritional assessment and leukaemic children undergoing bone marrow transplantation.

@article{Uderzo1991TotalPN,
  title={Total parenteral nutrition and nutritional assessment and leukaemic children undergoing bone marrow transplantation.},
  author={Cornelio Uderzo and Attilio Maria Rovelli and Marcelo R. Bonomi and L Fomia and Livia Pirovano and Guiseppe Masera},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  year={1991},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={758-62}
}
The aggressive radiotherapy and chemotherapy used in conditioning regimens for children with leukaemia undergoing bone marrow transplantation (BMT) cause a severe catabolic state. Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) is indispensable in the management of these patients. 25 children with leukaemia undergoing BMT were studied to evaluate the efficacy of TPN and the value of anthropometric parameters and biochemical variables (albumin, retinol-binding protein and prealbumin) in monitoring nutritional… CONTINUE READING