Table 3

Parenteral nutrition (PN) and nutritional status

StudyNumbers performance status measuredTime pointWeight (kg)
Bozzetti et al30 200269BaselineMedian- 52.5 (range 35.5–77.5)
69Time of deathMedian 54.0 (range 36–78)
Keane et al42 201871Starting PN55.3±12.3
37Outpatient clinic 0–3 months54.5±9
19Outpatient clinic 3–6 months58.6±11.3
King et al43 199361Pre-home parenteral nutritionMean (±SD) 54.5±13.7
551 weekMean (±SD) 56.4±12.8
501 monthMean (±SD) 57.2±12.4
183 monthsMean (±SD) 57.7±11.2
96 monthsMean (±SD) 59.8±11.7
71 yearMean (±SD) 57.4±8.3
Patel45 77Referred for PNNot referred for PN
105At obstructive episodeMedian (range) 53.9 (41.8–89) n=47Median (range) 57 (38-100) n=58
60At 0–3 months follow-upMedian (range) 54 (39.9–82.8) n=31Median (range) 55.0 (41.8–89) n=29
39At 4–6 months follow-upMedian (range) 55.7 (38.7–85.4) n=22Median (range) 55.8 (41.8–89) n=17
Santarpia et al47 2006In 64 patients who survived longer than 60 days
64BaselineMean (±SD) 51.7±10.3
641 monthMean (±SD) 53.2±10.3
In 39 patients who survived longer than 90 days
39BaselineMean (±SD) 50.5±10.2
391 monthMean (±SD) 52.0±10.1