• Intervention
    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?
    • Conclusion

      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: III
      • 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.
    • Search Plan and Results: Protein and Symptoms/Complications: Chemotherapy 2006