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Exploring Nutrition Screening and Management Practices amongst Health Professionals Managing Patients with Neuroendocrine Tumors


Introduction: Patient’s with neuroendocrine tumours (NET) are at nutritional risk due to symptoms and side-effects of treatment. Current evidence based guidelines lack information regarding optimal nutritional management and supportive care.

Aim(s): This study aims to describe current knowledge and management of nutrition complications in GEP NET patients, and summarise international practices.

Materials and methods: Health professionals regularly managing NET patients were invited by email to participate in a 21-item online survey. Demographic information was recorded on country of work, profession, number of NET patients managed/year. Questions asked about symptom prevalence, their impact in NET patients, and nutrition screening and assessment practices. Preliminary results were summarized.

Conference: 15th Annual ENETSConcerence (2018)

Presenting Author: Kennedy E

Authors: Kennedy E, Kiss N, Michael M, Gough K, Drosdowsky A,

Keywords: neuroendocrine, health professional, nutrition, symptoms, malnutrition,

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