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Value of Supplementary Parenteral Nutrition During Primary or Postoperative Radiation Therapy of Esophageal Cancer

  • J. R. Bouderlique
  • J. Lepetitcorps
  • Ph. F. Bernard
Conference paper

Abstract

Figure 1 shows that before any radiation therapy the average oral food intake is between 1700 and 2000 calories/day. Between the 2nd and the 4th week this intake drops to between 300 and 900 calories/day. One week after radiation therapy has ended, oral intake increases gradually to between 1300 and 2000 calories/day, a level lower than before therapy began. Therefore we believe that parenteral nutrition — starting at the same time as the radiation therapy — could compensate for the insufficient oral intake and improve the patients’ conditions.

Keywords

Weight Gain Esophageal Cancer Parenteral Nutrition Enteral Nutrition Esophageal Carcinoma 
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© Springer-Verlag 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Bouderlique
    • 1
  • J. Lepetitcorps
    • 1
  • Ph. F. Bernard
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical Center of Research and Treatment in DieteticsForcillesFrance

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