Oral Nutritional Supplementation in Children Treated for Cancer in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Is Feasible and Effective: the Experience of the Children’s Hospital Manuel De Jesus Rivera “La Mascota” in Nicaragua.
Journal – Mediterranean journal of hematology and infectious diseases
Publication date – Jun – 2018
Authors – Peccatori N, Ortiz R, Rossi E, Calderon P, Conter V, García Y, Biondi A, Espinoza D, Ceppi F, Mendieta L, Melzi ML
Keywords – Childhood cancer, nutrition
Open access – Yes
Speciality – Paediatric surgery, Surgical oncology
World region Central America
Language – English
Submitted to the One Surgery Index on July 21, 2018 at 12:00 am
Children with cancer are particularly vulnerable to malnutrition, which can affect their tolerance of chemotherapy and outcome. In Nicaragua approximately two-thirds of children diagnosed with cancer present with under-nutrition. A nutritional program for children with cancer has been developed at “La Mascota” Hospital. Results of this oral nutritional intervention including difficulties, benefits, and relevance for children treated for cancer in low- and middle-income countries are here reported and discussed.
OSI Number – 10144
PMID – 30002794