Prevalence, severity and clinical outcome of malnutrition in gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors Abstract #136

Introduction: Malnutrition is well-known to unfavorably influence clinical prognosis in patients (pts) with malignant diseases. However, in patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NET) prevalence and outcome of malnutrition are unknown although the gastroenteropancreatic system is most frequently involved.
Aim(s): In this study, we assessed the nutritional status in NET patients and aimed to determine the correlation between nutritional status and specifc characteristics of NET disease, treatment and clinical outcome parameters.
Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study was performed evaluating the nutritional status of patients with histologically proven NET. Malnutrition screening scores (SGA, NRS), anthropometric measurements, surrogate parameters and bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) measurements were used for nutritional status assessment. Nutritional status was correlated with tumor characteristics and parameters of both short- and long-term outcome, particularly overall tumor survival.
Conference: 7th Annual ENETS Conference (2010)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Mr Sebastian Maasberg

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