Developing a Nutritional Pathway for Cancer Patients
In order to provide a high-quality nutritional care, care pathways are recommended. Standardisation and clear documentation in care pathways provide a mechanism for delivering efficient and effective care, and should include aspects of screening, assessment & diagnosis, intervention, and monitoring & evaluation.Nutritional intervention in cancer patients should aim to identify and treat malnutrition, maintain or improve muscle mass and address nutritional disturbances. Some nutrients have been highlighted to be of special importance to achieve this, such as protein, vitamin D and beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate.This article shows the process of how to implement a nutritional care pathway for cancer patients.
Prehabilitation: Synergy for surgery
People with cancer can face challenges related to their diagnosis or treatment which impact their physical, nutritional and psychological health. This article shows an example of how trimodal prehabilitation is successful in achieving better patient outcomes.
Integrating Muscle Measures in Practice to Improve Patient Centred Outcomes
BAPEN’s 2022 Annual Conference took place in Brighton in November. Abbott held a scientific symposium at the conference to discuss the impact of loss of muscle mass and function and how integrating muscle measures can improve patient outcomes. This article summarises the topics discussed within the symposium.
2022 Growth Summit
These videos bring together scientific experts from around the world to share their knowledge and experience in childhood nutrition and growth.
HMB Supplements to Counteract Muscle Loss in Patients with Cancer
A video summary by ANHI of recent intervention studies where adult patients with active cancer were given supplements containing doses of HMB.
VITAMIN D AND PROTEIN FOR MUSCLE HEALTH
This article by Richie Kirwan, discusses the casual effect that Vitamin D potentially has in increasing muscle mass.
FRAILTY AND SARCOPENIA IN OLDER ADULTS
Frailty is a common and important geriatric syndrome characterised by age-associated declines in physiologic reserve and function across multiorgan systems, leading to increased vulnerability for adverse health outcomes including falls, disability, hospitalisation and mortality. This article describes the potential for nutrition and exercise strategies to counteract disabling conditions in frailty.
BUILDING MUSCLE FOR BETTER HEALTH OUTCOMES
This short 5-minute video provides some nutrition strategies to help maintain muscle tissue which becomes harder to maintain with age.
THE VALUE OF MUSCLE IN IMPROVING CLINICAL OUTCOMES
This article by Dr Ione Ashurst, discusses the importance of muscle mass in improving clinical outcomes and quality of life.