The effect of glutamine and arginine-enriched nutritional support on quality of life in head and neck cancer patients treated with IMRT


Sari S. , YAZICI G. , YÜCE D. , KARABULUT E. , CENGİZ M. , ÖZYİĞİT G.

CLINICAL NUTRITION ESPEN, vol.16, pp.30-35, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2016.08.003
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL NUTRITION ESPEN
  • Page Numbers: pp.30-35

Abstract

Background and aims: Oral mucositis and esophagitis are common acute toxicities of radiotherapy (RT) for head and neck cancer (HNC). In order to decrease the rates of these toxicities, we compared quality of life in HNC patients that did and did not receive a glutamine and arginine-enriched solution (GAES) during RT.