Biological Assessment of Clinical Nutrition and Its Application

NCT ID: NCT02102659

This Preliminary Study Was Designed to Explore a New Biological Method for Nutritional Assessment by Measuring Oral Mucosal Epithelial Cell Apoptosis Rate and Guideline to Clinical Nutrition Support Therapy for Improving Clinical Outcome of Malnourished Patients.
1. Clinical nutritional support therapy is an important progress of modern medicine. 2. Conventional methods of clinical nutrition assessment (Anthropometric, lab, etc.) not just lack of accuracy and immediacy but also difficult to dynamically reflect the fluctuation trend of nutrition status. 3. It has been reported that malnutrition affects proliferation and apoptosis of human cells in vivo. This preliminary study was initiated by the hypothesis that changes in nutritional status may be reflected rapidly in fast proliferating cells. 4. In the previous studies the investigators already found that apoptosis rate of oral mucosal epithelium could reflect changes in nutritional status.There were an obvious decreasing in apoptosis and proliferation rate of oral mucosal epithelium in malnourished patients. 5. Based on the patient's curve of apoptosis rate of oral mucosal epithelium, the plateau being achieved by increase the nutrition amount continuously, Maintain this amount of nutrition given until the end of treatment. The investigators call this amount of nutrition the "upper limit nutrition support therapy". 6. The patients applying for"upper limit nutrition support therapy" and "Formula nutrition support therapy" separately, comparing of the two methods influences on postoperative wound healing, postoperative complication rate ,inflammatory response, side effects of chemotherapy, hospital stays and hospitalization expenses.
Nutritional Assessment, Oral Epithelial Cell, Apoptosis
Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Huazhong University of Science and Technology
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01 Apr 2014
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