Special Issue "Artificial Nutrition in Cancer Patients"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2020) | Viewed by 18581
Interests: nutrition support in cancer and critically ill patients; vascular access devices; palliative care (screening and symptom control) in advanced cancer patients and seriously ill patients with end-stage organ failure; healthcare service management (in-hospital admission and management; safe discharge)
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Many studies assessing outcomes in cancer patients undergoing anticancer treatments (surgery, chemo- and radiation therapy) have clearly shown that lean body mass loss is an independent risk factor for complications, dose-limiting toxicity, hospitalization, and survival. The introduction of artificial nutrition is often appropriate in the course of cancer disease and may be provided in addition to anticancer treatments intended to prolong life. Moreover, for patients with chronic insufficient dietary intake and/or uncontrollable malabsorption, home artificial nutrition (either enteral or parenteral) should be used, when suitable. However, little is known on whether artificial nutrition improves the survival of cancer patients with advanced disease, beyond its role in ameliorating anthropometric measures and domains of quality of life. Finally, the use of artificial nutrition in incurable patients who are unable to eat, mainly due to malignant intestinal obstructions, is extremely controversial.
This Special Issue seeks papers (original clinical studies and reviews) related to cancer patients receiving artificial nutrition and the following suggested topics. This invitation is addressed to all healthcare providers (i.e., oncologists, clinical nutrition experts, internal medicine physicians, surgeons, palliative care physicians, dieticians, nurses, pharmacists, and psychologists) involved in the care of cancer patients throughout the course of disease.
- Artificial nutrition in palliative care patients: ethical dilemmas;
- Artificial nutrition in the treatment of weight loss and cachexia;
- Choice of nutrients;
- Comparing enteral with parenteral nutrition;
- Complications of artificial nutrition;
- Enteral nutrition;
- Healthcare costs for artificial nutrition;
- Healthcare service organization for home artificial nutrition;
- Home artificial nutrition;
- Impact of artificial nutrition on postoperative complications;
- Impact of artificial nutrition on quality of life;
- Impact of artificial nutrition on survival;
- Monitoring of artificial nutrition;
- Parenteral nutrition;
- Prevalence of artificial nutrition in the world;
- Role of artificial nutrition in patients receiving chemoradiotherapy;
- Supplemental versus total artificial nutrition;
- Timing for the prescription of artificial nutrition.
Dr. Paolo Cotogni
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- artificial nutrition
- anticancer treatments
- quality of life
- home care
- palliative care