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Submitted: 2012-05-22
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Disease specific substrates in cancer cachexia – Reality and anticipation

Zdeněk Zadák, Alena Tichá, Radomír Hyšpler
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2012.10.008
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2013;18(1):34-43.

open access

Vol 18, No 1 (2013)
SpeciaI issue papers
Published online: 2013-01-01
Submitted: 2012-05-22

Abstract

In recent years, the concept of nutrition in patients with tumour diseases has been changing very significantly. The article discusses the pathogenesis of tumour cachexia and sarcopenia, which have been intensively studied, particularly in the last ten years. The possibilities and modern approaches in nutritional support in oncology are reviewed with a special emphasis on the group of elderly patients. Also, a detailed list of the most frequently used pharmaconutrients in oncology is presented. The recommendations for nutritional care of elderly oncological patients are given and discussed.

Abstract

In recent years, the concept of nutrition in patients with tumour diseases has been changing very significantly. The article discusses the pathogenesis of tumour cachexia and sarcopenia, which have been intensively studied, particularly in the last ten years. The possibilities and modern approaches in nutritional support in oncology are reviewed with a special emphasis on the group of elderly patients. Also, a detailed list of the most frequently used pharmaconutrients in oncology is presented. The recommendations for nutritional care of elderly oncological patients are given and discussed.

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Keywords

Nutrition in elderly; Tumour cachexia; Sarcopenia; Pharmaconutrients

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Title

Disease specific substrates in cancer cachexia – Reality and anticipation

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 18, No 1 (2013)

Pages

34-43

Published online

2013-01-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2012.10.008

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2013;18(1):34-43.

Keywords

Nutrition in elderly
Tumour cachexia
Sarcopenia
Pharmaconutrients

Authors

Zdeněk Zadák
Alena Tichá
Radomír Hyšpler

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