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Nutritional disorders 

Nutritional disorders
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Nutritional disorders
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10.1093/med/9780198569244.003.0046
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date: 20 May 2019

Nutritional issues 558

Nutritional support 560

Support of specific nutritional complications 564

Malnutrition is defined as a severe deficiency of protein and inadequate caloric intake. It occurs when there is an imbalance between dietary intake and nutritional requirements, resulting in wasting of muscle and multisystem dysfunction. There are usually clinical complications such as delayed wound healing, risk of infection, and increased mortality. Malnutrition is common in cancer patients and can adversely affect the patient's quality of life and survival....

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