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Vol 7, No 1 (2008)
Case reports
Published online: 2008-02-25
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To feed or not to feed in palliative medicine

Maciej Sopata, A. Sobczyk, J. Luczak
Advances in Palliative Medicine 2008;7(1):33-40.

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Vol 7, No 1 (2008)
Case reports
Published online: 2008-02-25

Abstract

The problem of malnutrition concerns most patients in the advanced stages of cancer. Nutrition and food are synonymous with the continuation of life for patients and their families and friends. In this paper, the methods of oral, enteral and parenteral nutrition are discussed, together with their advantages and the controversies connected with them and their effects on survival time and the quality of life.

Abstract

The problem of malnutrition concerns most patients in the advanced stages of cancer. Nutrition and food are synonymous with the continuation of life for patients and their families and friends. In this paper, the methods of oral, enteral and parenteral nutrition are discussed, together with their advantages and the controversies connected with them and their effects on survival time and the quality of life.
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Keywords

cancer disease; nutrition; hydration

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Title

To feed or not to feed in palliative medicine

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 7, No 1 (2008)

Pages

33-40

Published online

2008-02-25

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2008;7(1):33-40.

Keywords

cancer disease
nutrition
hydration

Authors

Maciej Sopata
A. Sobczyk
J. Luczak

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