Nutritional Assessment and Vitamin Deficiencies in Patients with NETs


Introduction: As a result of disease or related to its management, patients with neuroendocrine tumours may have altered gut or pancreatic function that can cause nutritional deficiencies.

Aim(s): This study evaluated whether nutritional status and nutritional deficiencies had been assessed in patients with NETs in South Wales.

Materials and methods: A retrospective study of 141 NET patients seen in Gastroenterology (n=74) and Endocrinology (n=67) clinics. Key parameters collected were: BMI, weight, B12/Folate, ferritin, albumin, vitamins A/D/E and presence of steatorrhoea. Evidence of treatment with vitamin or iron replacement and use of bile acid sequestrants or Creon was recorded.

Conference: 15th Annual ENETSConcerence (2018)

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Authors: Lim S, Reynolds M, Rees D, Chaudhry R, Blackhouse J,

Keywords: Nutrition, Dietetics, Malnutrition, Vitamin Deficiency, Screening,

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