A __________ study which evaluated the effectiveness of a Nutrition Pathway vs. Standard Care in patients with Esophageal Cancer.
When and where was this study published?
1996, New England Journal of Medicine
2000, The American Journal of Medicine
2002, Clinical Nutrition
2005, Journal of Clinical Oncology
The goal of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a Nutrition Pathway (NP).
The Nutritional Pathway Group was ___________ interviewed by the RD at initial presentation to the esophageal clinic.
The Control Group received nutrition support in a __________ manner.
In the NP Group, patients were reviewed_________ per protocol.
The outcomes studied were:
Percentage of planned treatment delivered
Number of unplanned hospital admissions (UHA)
Length of hospital stay during treatment
Patients who completed radiation _____ in the control group vs. _____ of patients completed the planned radiotherapy course in the NP group.
The total length of stay for all UHA was greatly reduced in the NP group: 13.5 days for the control group, compared with 3.2 days for the NP group.
A significant difference in outcomes was observed. Patients in the treatment group:
lost less weight throughout the treatment period,
received significantly more of the their planned radiation therapy,
had less unplanned hospital admissions,
improved quality of life,
and those who were admitted to the hospital had a shorter length of stays.