Journal article

Parenteral nutrition use in children with cancer.

Kathleen H McGrath

Pediatric Blood & Cancer | Published : 2019


Multiple disease and treatment-related factors contribute to intestinal insult and influence the nutritional status of children with cancer. Many children with cancer will experience intestinal dysfunction during their cancer journey and children with cancer are a common referral group for inpatient parenteral nutrition. Appropriate use of parenteral nutrition in children with cancer and intestinal failure may alleviate malnutrition and associated risks. However, proper selection of patients, correct parenteral nutrition prescription, and close monitoring is important to avoid unnecessary intestinal failure or parenteral nutrition-related complications, minimize long-term nutritional sequela..

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