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Protein-energy nutritional status of pediatric cancer patients. Am J Clin Nutr 1981 Nov;34(11):2486-92 PMID: 6795917

Pubmed ID

6795917

Abstract

Surveys of protein-energy nutritional status were conducted in pediatric cancer outpatients (28) and inpatients (71). In the outpatients, the approximate prevalences of severe (greater than 40%) deviations of weight, triceps skinfold, and arm muscle area below the medians for height-age were respectively 0, 14, and 0%. In the inpatients, these prevalences were respectively 1, 20, and 6%. The percentages of inpatients with abnormally low (less than 5th percentile) weight-for-height, triceps skinfold, and arm muscle area were 14, 14, and 20%, respectively. All inpatients with triceps skinfold or arm muscle area less than 60% of the median for height-age had corresponding percentile values of less than 15.

Author List

Kien CL, Camitta BM

Author

Bruce M. Camitta MD Clinical Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin




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MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Body Height
Body Weight
Child
Humans
Leukemia
Muscles
Neoplasms
Protein-Energy Malnutrition
Serum Albumin
Skinfold Thickness
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