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These include serum albumin and transferrin concentrations and a standard complete blood count. Circulating serum transport proteins reflect the synthetic capacity of the liver, and can be used as markers of nutritional deficit. Other proteins, such as thyroxine-binding prealbumin and retinol-binding protein have half-lives of 2 days and 12 hours, respectively, but are not measured at most clinical laboratories within a time frame useful for management of nutrition.
The half-lives of these special proteins may be used as approximate indicators of the duration of a patient's nutritional compromise and can be helpful for monitoring recovery of protein synthetic function.
Serum albumin is the most frequently used assay for determining whether a patient is in a state of nutritional deficiency. The half-life of albumin is approximately 19 days, 14 and deficits reflect the duration of the inability of the liver to produce this important protein.
Because of the relatively long half-life of albumin, its concentration is not often used as a marker of recovery. A normal albumin level is usually considered to be greater than 3. Immune reactivity tests, such as the intracutaneous injection of tuberculin or mumps antigen, are also sometimes used as an index of malnutrition.
In a cancer patient, however, anemia, leukopenia, and cutaneous anergy are often due to other cancer-related factors that can cause bone marrow suppression or impair cell-mediated immunity. More often, a history and physical examination combined with readily available blood tests can help determine which patients will benefit from nutritional support.
In the cancer patient, nutritional requirements can change dramatically. While estimates from population-based studies may be adequate for determining the need for protein and energy requirements in patients with diseases other than cancer, they may be grossly inaccurate in a woman with gynecologic malignancy.
It is important to determine a precise number of kilocalories and the number of grams of nitrogen used in the maintenance of lean body mass. The stresses related to disease and therapy may accelerate protein wasting and may result in essential nutrient and vitamin deficiencies.
These components should be replaced in the proper proportions to avoid excess carbohydrate and nitrogen intake. Many patients with gynecologic malignancy may be able to take some food by mouth, and in this case, a count of calories and grams of protein should be undertaken to determine how much of the requirement for these nutrients would be met without intervention.
An assessment of nutritional deficits allows tailoring supplementation to the individual patient according to her needs. It is known from many studies, for example, that 1 g of protein and 3—4 kcal are required to maintain 1 kg of lean body mass.
These maintenance figures are calculated with the addition of factors related to specific stresses or deficits resulting from suboptimal oral intake.
The Harris-Benedict Equation is a well-known population-based formula for estimating daily energy requirements for men and women. The utility of this cumbersome gross estimate is hampered by the fact that it derives the number of calories required to maintain homeostasis on the basis of a healthy person at bed rest, and it must therefore be adapted to patients with underlying diseases or energy requirements for protein turnover.
Multiplicative factors must be used to determine specific energy requirements associated with mild, moderate, and severe activity within the normal range, besides the major stress associated with malignancy combined with recovery from surgery.
In meeting energy requirements, carbohydrates such as glucose dextrose and lipids, which store energy more efficiently, are the best substrates.
Proteolysis can also supply energy, and after carbohydrate and lipid stores are depleted, amino acid metabolites are shunted to biochemical pathways to fulfill unmet calorie requirements. Standard parenteral nutrition orders.
Standard enteral nutrition orders. Protein requirements Protein requirements are even more difficult to predict.
Nitrogen balance can be estimated by collecting a hour urine specimen and measuring urine urea nitrogen excretion. Because nitrogen is also excreted in feces, across the skin, and in exhalation, a factor must also be added to account for these losses.
The relatively constant proportion of molecular nitrogen in essential amino acids is exploited in the determination of protein requirements. For every 1 mol of excreted nitrogen, 6.
It follows that for every 1 g of nitrogen excreted, 6 g protein is added to the nutritional formula. One important goal of nutritional therapy is to provide enough carbohydrate and lipid substrate to preserve lean body mass. Protein is given in nutritional therapy to provide essential and nonessential amino acids for anabolism of structural and metabolic proteins.
In the process, protein provides approximately 4. Lipid requirements Dietary lipids, in addition to being an efficient means of energy storage, are also a source of essential nutrients.Endpoints and Analysis.
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