Quality of life and nutritional assessment in peritoneal surface malignancy (PSM): Recommendations for care

Richard Mcquellon, Cecilia Gavazzi, Pompiliu Piso, David Swain, Edward Levine

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Abstract

Quality of life (QOL) and nutritional status of patients treated for peritoneal surface malignancy are important areas for ongoing assessment. A working group of clinicians including a dietitian, physicians, and quality of life researchers was formed as part of the Fifth International Workshop on Peritoneal Surface Malignancy. The purpose of the group was to form a consensus statement on both quality of life and nutritional assessment in PSM. The relevant literature from the quality of life and nutritional assessment in peritoneal surface malignancy was reviewed and integrated to form a consensus statement. Baseline and ongoing assessment of both quality of life and nutritional status of patients undergoing cytoreductive surgery plus hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-395
Number of pages96
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Volume98
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 15 2008

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Keywords

  • Nutrition
  • Peritoneal surface malignancy
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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