Table 2

Parenteral nutrition and performance status

StudyPerformance status metricNumbers performance status measuredTime pointScore
Bozzetti et al30 2002KPS69BaselineMedian 60
69‘Until 3 months prior to death’‘stable’
King et al43 1993KPS72Baseline48
72‘During home parenteral nutrition’47
Santarpia et al47 2006KPSIn 64 patients who survived longer than 60 daysMean
64Baseline≤40 12
≥50 52
641 month≤40 10
≥50 54
In 39 patients who survived longer than 90 daysMean
39Baseline≤40 5
≥50 34
391 month≤40 4
≥50 35
Ruggeri et al46 2020Karnofsky Performance Status ScalePrecachexiaMean
249Baseline56
2491 month58
CachexiaMean
478Baseline52
4781 month53
Refractory cachexiaMean
242Baseline49
2421 month49