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Academic Journal of Medicine & Health Sciences, 2022, 3(3); doi: 10.25236/AJMHS.2022.030301.

Research progress in the recognition and prevention of refeeding syndrome in patients with head and neck cancer


Tang Yipin1, Li Jieqiong2, Liu Xuanxuan1, Zhang Mi2, Gao Ya1, You Ning1

Corresponding Author:
Li Jieqiong

1School of Nursing, Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine,712046,Xianyang, Shaanxi, China

2The First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, 710061, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China


Patients with head and neck cancer are one of the populations with high incidence of malnutrition. The nutritional support methods include oral feeding, enteral nutrition and parenteral nutrition. Refeeding syndrome, as a nutrition-related metabolic disease, often occurs in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC)when they re-feed. This article reviews the nutritional management of patients with head and neck cancer, the identification and prevention of refeeding syndrome in patients with head and neck cancer, in order to provide scientific basis for clinical staff to effectively identify and prevent refeeding syndrome.


refeeding syndrome, hypophosphatemia, nutritional support, nutritional therapy

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Tang Yipin, Li Jieqiong, Liu Xuanxuan, Zhang Mi, Gao Ya, You Ning. Research progress in the recognition and prevention of refeeding syndrome in patients with head and neck cancer. Academic Journal of Medicine & Health Sciences (2022) Vol. 3, Issue 3: 1-6. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJMHS.2022.030301.


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