Nutritional Status and Nutritional Risk in Patients with Neuroendocrine Tumors


Introduction: Malnutrition is common in patients with cancer and is associated with impaired function. No data are available on nutritional status (NS) and nutritional risk (NR) in patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NET).

Aim(s): We aimed to assess: 1) NS, 2) NR and 3) whether nutrition impact symptoms (NIS) encompassing nausea, dry mouth, pain that affects appetite, swallowing difficulties and early satiety are related to NS or NR in NET patients

Materials and methods: We performed a cross-sectional study in NET outpatients at Aarhus, ENETS NET Center of Excellence. Handgrip strength (HGS) was used as a marker of NS. Nutritional risk score (NRS) was determined by the NRS-2002. NIS was assessed by the eating symptoms questionnaire (ESQ), and the disease related appetite questionnaire (DRAQ). Data are presented as median (IQR) or %.

Conference: 13th Annual ENETSConcerence (2016)

Presenting Author: Borre M

Authors: Borre M, Dam G, Knudsen A, Grønbæk H,

Keywords: NRS-2002, Nutrition impact symptoms,

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