Malnutrition in paediatric oncology patients

dc.contributor.authorSchoeman, Judithen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorDannhauser, Andreen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorKruger, Marianaen_ZA
dc.identifier.citationSchoeman, J., Dannhauser, A. & Kruger, M. 2010. Malnutrition in paediatric oncology patients. Continuing Medical Education, 28(8):385-388.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2078-5143 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0256-2170 (print)
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at
dc.description.abstractChildren more commonly present with protein energy malnutrition (PEM) at diagnosis of cancer in developing countries than in developed countries, depending on the type of cancer and extent of the disease. PEM at cancer diagnosis is associated with delays in treatment, increased infections and a negative outcome. There is still controversy regarding the ideal criteria to use to describe PEM, as there are many methods and cut-off points.en_ZA
dc.format.extentpp. 385-388 : ill.
dc.publisherHealth and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)
dc.subjectChildren with cancer -- Nutrition -- Evaluationen_ZA
dc.subjectLoss of appetiteenZA
dc.subjectMalnutrition in pediatric cancer patients -- Diagnosisen_ZA
dc.subjectMalnutrition in pediatric cancer patients -- Nutrition -- Requirementsen_ZA
dc.subjectMalnutrition in pediatric cancer patients -- Treatmenten_ZA
dc.titleMalnutrition in paediatric oncology patientsen_ZA
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dc.rights.holderAuthors retain copyrighten_ZA

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