Home parenteral nutrition increases fat free mass in patients with incurable gastrointestinal cancer. Results of a randomized controlled trial.


Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark; Institute of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark, SDU, Odense, Denmark. Electronic address: [Email]


Preventing loss of muscle mass and function is an enduring challenge in malnourished patients with incurable cancer. The benefit of supplemental home parenteral nutrition has not been firmly established. Our aim was to evaluate the effects of supplemental home parenteral nutrition, the primary endpoint being fat free mass (FFM) and secondary: muscle function, quality of life and overall survival.


BIA,Fat free mass,HPN,Incurable gastrointestinal cancer,Quality of life,