A recent study on Selective Taste Management – A Selfcare intervention for Cancer Outpatients suffering Chemotherapy-Induced Dysgeusia has highlighted the importance of gastrology in reducing malnutrition in cancer patients.
Selective Taste Management: A Selfcare Intervention for Cancer Outpatients suffering Chemotherapy-Induced Dysgeusia
Malnutrition in cancer patients can be directly caused by chemotherapy induced taste alterations (dysgeusia). Through their pilot study, the authors aimed to demonstrate in particular the effect of an innovative gastrological approach on the taste perception of bread as well as the feasibility of this approach for cancer outpatients. A total of 112 patients participated, of which 54 baked personalized bread at home and 58 in the control group. When applying selective taste management to overcome chemotherapy induced dysgeusia, authors have shown promising and clinical relevant results. As authors point out : “This innovative gastrological self-care intervention is very promising and should be studied more in depth using whole meals in a larger cancer outpatients population.”
Marleen Corremans, et al., 2021. Selective Taste Management: A Selfcare Intervention for Cancer Outpatients suffering Chemotherapy-Induced Dysgeusia. Int J Cancer Treat 4: 2. DOI : 10.21203/rs.3.rs-321953/v1
Corresponding Author : Bart Geurden ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7922-3738
The publication is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Link to the article : DOI 10.21203/rs.3.rs-321953/v1.