Nutritional status plays a crucial role in the mortality rates of the pediatric oncology patients. However, there is a lack of systematic approaches for nutritional assessment in this population. This study aims to assess the current practice for nutritional assessment and care of pediatric cancer patients in Italy. A 25-items web-based, nation-wide questionnaire was circulated as of January 9, 2023 among physicians within the AIEOP network, composed of 49 national centers, out of which 21 routinely perform HCT. This survey examined the practices of 21 Italian pediatric oncology centers, revealing significant heterogeneity in nutritional practices. Only half of the centers routinely assessed all patients, utilizing different clinical and biochemical parameters. The use of neutropenic diets remained prevalent after chemotherapy or stem cell transplantation. Conclusion: This study underscores the pressing need for unified recommendations to improve nutritional care and potentially enhance outcomes for pediatric cancer patients. What is Known: • The assessment and support of nutrition are gaining interest in the overall care of children with cancer. • The assessment and management of nutritional needs in pediatric cancer patients, including those undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation, currently lack a systematic approach. What is New: • There is considerable variability in the nutritional assessment and support among Italian centers treating pediatric patients with cancer. • To enhance nutritional assessment and support for pediatric cancer patients, it is essential to establish shared national and international guidelines.

Current practices for nutritional evaluation and care during the treatment of pediatric oncology patients: a survey among AIEOP centers / Venturelli F.; Leardini D.; Baccelli F.; Gottardi F.; Barat V.; Vendemini F.; Folsi V.M.; Meazza C.; Marinoni M.; Bernardo M.E.; Tumino M.; Brugiolo A.; Pizzato C.; Battisti L.; Bertolini P.; Pancaldi A.; Rinieri S.; Pericoli R.; Coccia P.; Onofrillo D.; Fabozzi F.; Bianchi S.; Rizzo D.; Daniele R.M.; Stellato P.; Prete A.; Masetti R.; Muratore E.. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS. - ISSN 0340-6199. - ELETTRONICO. - .:(2023), pp. 1-6. [10.1007/s00431-023-05368-4]

Current practices for nutritional evaluation and care during the treatment of pediatric oncology patients: a survey among AIEOP centers

Venturelli F.;Leardini D.;Baccelli F.;Gottardi F.;Masetti R.;Muratore E.
2023

Abstract

Nutritional status plays a crucial role in the mortality rates of the pediatric oncology patients. However, there is a lack of systematic approaches for nutritional assessment in this population. This study aims to assess the current practice for nutritional assessment and care of pediatric cancer patients in Italy. A 25-items web-based, nation-wide questionnaire was circulated as of January 9, 2023 among physicians within the AIEOP network, composed of 49 national centers, out of which 21 routinely perform HCT. This survey examined the practices of 21 Italian pediatric oncology centers, revealing significant heterogeneity in nutritional practices. Only half of the centers routinely assessed all patients, utilizing different clinical and biochemical parameters. The use of neutropenic diets remained prevalent after chemotherapy or stem cell transplantation. Conclusion: This study underscores the pressing need for unified recommendations to improve nutritional care and potentially enhance outcomes for pediatric cancer patients. What is Known: • The assessment and support of nutrition are gaining interest in the overall care of children with cancer. • The assessment and management of nutritional needs in pediatric cancer patients, including those undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation, currently lack a systematic approach. What is New: • There is considerable variability in the nutritional assessment and support among Italian centers treating pediatric patients with cancer. • To enhance nutritional assessment and support for pediatric cancer patients, it is essential to establish shared national and international guidelines.
2023
Current practices for nutritional evaluation and care during the treatment of pediatric oncology patients: a survey among AIEOP centers / Venturelli F.; Leardini D.; Baccelli F.; Gottardi F.; Barat V.; Vendemini F.; Folsi V.M.; Meazza C.; Marinoni M.; Bernardo M.E.; Tumino M.; Brugiolo A.; Pizzato C.; Battisti L.; Bertolini P.; Pancaldi A.; Rinieri S.; Pericoli R.; Coccia P.; Onofrillo D.; Fabozzi F.; Bianchi S.; Rizzo D.; Daniele R.M.; Stellato P.; Prete A.; Masetti R.; Muratore E.. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS. - ISSN 0340-6199. - ELETTRONICO. - .:(2023), pp. 1-6. [10.1007/s00431-023-05368-4]
Venturelli F.; Leardini D.; Baccelli F.; Gottardi F.; Barat V.; Vendemini F.; Folsi V.M.; Meazza C.; Marinoni M.; Bernardo M.E.; Tumino M.; Brugiolo A.; Pizzato C.; Battisti L.; Bertolini P.; Pancaldi A.; Rinieri S.; Pericoli R.; Coccia P.; Onofrillo D.; Fabozzi F.; Bianchi S.; Rizzo D.; Daniele R.M.; Stellato P.; Prete A.; Masetti R.; Muratore E.
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