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Nutritional interventions in female patient with the cancer of pancreatic head. Case report

Jacek Budzyński
Medycyna Paliatywna w Praktyce 2016;10(3):126-130.

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Vol 10, No 3 (2016)
Case report
Published online: 2017-03-13

Abstract

Nutrition is the requirement sine qua non for human’s life, and lack of nutritional support during illness may have negative influence on outcome of its treatment. In this work female patient with pancreatic head cancer is presented. Initially, diet modification helped this patient to control the symptoms of early dumping syndrome after palliative surgery, and next, nutritional intervention with oligomeric artificial diet given by noso-gastric tube helped this woman to improve functional condition and probably to save a life in the course of sudden exacerbation of gastrointestinal symptoms after chemotherapy. The importance of nutritional support, screening and surveillance in patients with neoplasmatic disease were presented. The rules of nutritional intervention were shortly described. Criteria for withholding artificial nutrition in cancer patients were discussed.

Abstract

Nutrition is the requirement sine qua non for human’s life, and lack of nutritional support during illness may have negative influence on outcome of its treatment. In this work female patient with pancreatic head cancer is presented. Initially, diet modification helped this patient to control the symptoms of early dumping syndrome after palliative surgery, and next, nutritional intervention with oligomeric artificial diet given by noso-gastric tube helped this woman to improve functional condition and probably to save a life in the course of sudden exacerbation of gastrointestinal symptoms after chemotherapy. The importance of nutritional support, screening and surveillance in patients with neoplasmatic disease were presented. The rules of nutritional intervention were shortly described. Criteria for withholding artificial nutrition in cancer patients were discussed.

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Keywords

pancreatic cancer, nutritional support, enteral nutrition, chemotherapy toxicity, diarrhea

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Title

Nutritional interventions in female patient with the cancer of pancreatic head. Case report

Journal

Palliative Medicine in Practice

Issue

Vol 10, No 3 (2016)

Article type

Case report

Pages

126-130

Published online

2017-03-13

Bibliographic record

Medycyna Paliatywna w Praktyce 2016;10(3):126-130.

Keywords

pancreatic cancer
nutritional support
enteral nutrition
chemotherapy toxicity
diarrhea

Authors

Jacek Budzyński

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