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Oral Nutritional Supplements for the Cancer Patient - How do we choose?

Fiona Roulston, Senior Oncology Dietitian, Adelaide & Meath Hospital, Incorporating the National Children's Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin.

The debate regarding the use of EPA-enriched oral nutritional supplements (ONS) versus standard oral nutritional supplements with cancer patients has been ongoing for several years and it continues to be a hot topic in the area of cancer cachexia.

This article aims to summarise recent research and guidelines, and to suggest a step-by-step approach to choosing ONS in this patient group.

Cancer cachexia is a multifactorial syndrome defined by an ongoing loss of…

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Monitoring Adults on Long Term Home Enteral Nutrition

Niamh Maher, Senior Community Dietitian (Home Enteral Nutrition), HSE Dublin/ North East

Enteral feeding in primary care continues to increase, with patients discharged to home or residential care. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is the commonest method of long term enteral nutrition (Sanders et al., 2001).

Dysphagia associated with head and neck cancer and CVA remain the most common indications for home enteral nutrition (HEN) in adults while the number of dementia patients on HEN is declining (BANS Report, 2010). HEN can allow patients to return to a familiar environment…

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