Enteral Nutrition Support in Children and Adolescents With Cancer: a Non-randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.
- Were chemotherapy, age above one year and malnutrition. A z-score of weight for
height (zW/H) < -1.0 to -2.0 in children26 and ≥ 5th to < 15th of body mass index
(BMI) in adolescents27 were considered as mild malnutrition; and a zW/H < -2.0 in
children and < 5th of BMI in adolescents as severe, respectively.28 In adults, the
World Health Organization (WHO)29 cut-off values were applied: < 18.5 mild and < 17
- Were corticosteroid or hormonal therapy, swallowing abnormalities, parenteral or tube
feeding therapy, palliative care and presence of non cancer-related diseases.
Type of Study:
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Brazil: National Committee of Ethics in Research
- Nutritional support.