ONC: Melanoma (2006)
Is there a relationship between nutritional intake (protein, kcals) to improve tolerance and support recovery from biochemotherapy for melanoma patients, and the reduction of complications associated with treatment?
One (1) small comparative, descriptive study (neutral quality) of 25 patients (19 on treatment and 6 off treatment) studied the relationship of fatigue to kcal and protein intake in patients receiving biochemotherapy for melanoma. No association between dietary intake and fatigue was observed.
- Grade I means there is Good/Strong evidence supporting the statement;
- Grade II is Fair;
- Grade III is Limited/Weak;
- Grade IV is Expert Opinion Only;
- Grade V is Not Assignable.
- High (A) means we are very confident that the true effect lies close to that of the estimate of the effect;
- Moderate (B) means we are moderately confident in the effect estimate;
- Low (C) means our confidence in the effect estimate is limited;
- Very Low (D) means we have very little confidence in the effect estimate.
- Ungraded means a grade is not assignable.
Evidence Summary: Nutrition intake, biochemotherapy, melanoma
Search Plan and Results: Protein and Symptoms/Complications: Chemotherapy 2006