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Diagnostika malnutrice Je snadné poznat pacienta, který potřebuje podporu?

Title in English The diagnostics of malnutrition. Is it easy to recognize a patient in need of nutritional support?

TUČEK Štěpán

Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Onkologie
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Keywords malnutrition; screening of the malnutrition risk; diagnostics; nutritional ambulance
Description Malnutrition is common in oncology. It is a negative prognostic factor for the patients. It is necessary to be active in a search for malnutrition. The prevention and early intervention could be is easier than a treatment of a developed and well pronounced malnutrition. About a half of oncological patients are at the risk of malnutrition and need a support. A risk of malnutrition and a diagnosis of malnutrition is not the same. The nutritional support is a part of a comprehensive cancer care. However more visible the malnutrition risks and disadvantages have become over the past years, it still lies beyond the awareness of many specialists. The nutritional support has become mor accessible, however still not able to care for all patients in need of it.

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