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How do patients with severe acute myeloid leukemia get their needed nutrition?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 45 years experience
Oral or IV: The treatment for AML is difficult. If patients are too sick to eat, they will be fed temporarily by intravenous feeding, called "tpn." maintaining nutrition during the treatment is important.
Dr. James Ball
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Adequate calories: This can be accomplished in several ways. Oral feedings. The patient eats and the calories are counted to ensure they are adequate. Ng tube feedings - a tubes is placed through the nose, not the stomach (or beyond) and feedings are given that ensure good calories. Finally, tpn. This is a complete nutritional IV fluids. This also ensures the calories are adequate.

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What percent of leukemias does acute myeloid leukemia represent?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
AML: AML is the most common acute leukemia in adults and accounts for approximately 80 % of cases in this group. In us and europe, the incidence has been stable at 3 to 5 cases per 100, 000 population. In contrast, AML accounts for less than 10 % of acute leukemias in children less than 10 years of age.

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