Enteral nutrition is feasible in pediatric stem cell transplantation patients

Bicakli D. H. , Yilmaz M. C. , Aksoylar S. , Kantar M. , Cetingul N., Kansoy S.

PEDIATRIC BLOOD & CANCER, vol.59, no.7, pp.1327-1329, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/pbc.24275
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC BLOOD & CANCER
  • Page Numbers: pp.1327-1329


We aimed to demonstrate whether enteral nutrition (EN) is feasible in daily practice of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT).Nutritional records of 100 patients were evaluated. Patients with poor oral intake were fed by EN with tube. A total of 79 patients required nutritional support. Of them, 71 were fed by EN only. Five were fed by EN plus parenteral nutrition (PN),three were fed by PN only. Median duration of EN was 21 days. In the EN only group, 68% gained or maintained their weight. EN should be considered as a feasible option for nutrition support in children undergoing HSCT. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2012; 59: 13271329. (C) 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.