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Improving nutritional management within high-risk groups

Wayenburg, Caroline AM van; Binsbergen, Jaap J Van; van den Berg, M; Merkx, Matthias AW; Staveren, Wija A van; Rasmussen-Conrad, Ellen; van Weel, Chris


The current pitfalls and future possibilities of nutritional management are discussed by two patients with tongue cancer who have suffered from substantial weight loss. Their nutritional problems are illustrative of those among other (cancer) patient groups. The main concerns are the lack of early case finding and dietary treatment, and insufficient nutritional information transfer through referral letters. The GP as a central and longitudinal caretaker faces challenges in improving nutritional...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of General Practice
DOI: 10.3399/bjgp09X453819


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