Malnutrition in Pediatric Patients With Cancer at Diagnosis and Throughout Therapy: A Multicenter Cohort Study
Zimmermann, Karin × Ammann, Roland A Kuehni, Claudia E De Geest, Sabina Cignacco, Eva #
Pediatric Blood & Cancer vol:60 issue:4 pages:642-649
Malnutrition is a common problem in pediatric patients with cancer. Reported prevalence varies widely and has often been assessed only in a subset of childhood types of cancer. This study aimed to describe the prevalence of malnutrition among pediatric patients newly diagnosed with cancer, to describe the occurrence and course of malnutrition during therapy and to identify factors associated with malnutrition during therapy.