Journal article

A systematic review of the effect of preoperative nutrition support on nutritional status and treatment outcomes in upper gastrointestinal cancer resection

Irene Deftereos, Nicole Kiss, Elizabeth Isenring, Vanessa M Carter, Justin MC Yeung

European Journal of Surgical Oncology | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is highly prevalent in patients with Upper Gastrointestinal (UGI) cancer and is associated with poor outcomes. However, there are no evidence-based guidelines for nutrition support specific to UGI cancer surgery. METHODS: Databases including MEDLINE, PUBMED, CINAHL, Web of Science, Cochrane Central and were systematically searched. Abstracts of studies investigating the effect of preoperative nutrition support on nutritional status, functional status, body composition, quality of life and treatment outcomes in adult patients undergoing oesophageal, gastric or pancreatic cancer resection were identified. Screening of studies, quality assessment usin..

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