Refeeding syndrome in oncological patients

Mirosława Püsküllüočglu, Jarosław Nieckula, Izabela Laprus
Oncol Clin Pract 2011;7(1):24-30.

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Vol 7, No 1 (2011)
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Published online: 2011-04-28

Abstract

Undernutrition remains an important problem among oncological patients. Supportive nutrition, when conducted inappropriately, can have many significant side effects. Refeeding syndrome (RS) is a life-threatening condition resulting from oral or parenteral nutrition and characterized by electrolytes insufficiency, mainly phosphorus, followed by multiple clinical manifestations. Oncological patients are especially prone to develop of RS. Thus, the oncologist should be familiar with the risk factors, clinical symptoms, pathophysiology and treatment of this, potentially fatal, oncological emergency.

Onkol. Prak. Klin. 2011; 7, 1: 24–30

Keywords

refeeding syndrome; hipophosphataemia; nutrition

About this article
Title

Refeeding syndrome in oncological patients

Journal

Oncology in Clinical Practice

Issue

Vol 7, No 1 (2011)

Pages

24-30

Published online

2011-04-28

Bibliographic record

Oncol Clin Pract 2011;7(1):24-30.

Keywords

refeeding syndrome
hipophosphataemia
nutrition

Authors

Mirosława Püsküllüočglu
Jarosław Nieckula
Izabela Laprus

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