Nutritional Outcomes of patients Undergoing Resection for upper gastroIntestinal cancer in AuStralian Hospitals (NOURISH): protocol for a multicentre point prevalence study
Irene Deftereos, Justin MC Yeung, Vanessa M Carter, Elizabeth Isenring, Nicole K Kiss
BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020
INTRODUCTION: Nutritional intervention and prevention of malnutrition is significantly important for patients with upper gastrointestinal oesophageal, pancreatic and gastric cancer. However, there is limited information regarding nutritional status, and perioperative nutritional interventions that patients receive when undergoing curative surgery. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: Patients diagnosed with upper gastrointestinal cancer, planned for curative intent resection across 27 Australian hospitals will be eligible to participate in this point prevalence study. The primary aim is to determine the prevalence of malnutrition in patients with upper gastrointestinal cancer at the time of surgery using s..View full abstract
An unrestricted project grant has been received from Nestle Health Science to support out of pocket expenses for the operation of this study. The funder was not involved in the study design, and will not be involved in results analysis, interpretation or dissemination.