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An increasing number of tools and guidelines are being published by international agencies and development partners to assist health system decision-makers to monitor and assess health systems strengthening [26] including human resources development [27] using standard definitions, indicators and measures. In response to a series of papers published in by members of the World Health Organization's Task Force on Developing Health Systems Guidance, researchers from the Future Health Systems consortium argue that there is insufficient focus on the 'policy implementation gap'.

Recognizing the diversity of stakeholders and complexity of health systems is crucial to ensure that evidence-based guidelines are tested with requisite humility and without a rigid adherence to models dominated by a limited number of disciplines. Although many deliver improved healthcare a large proportion fail to sustain. Numerous tools and frameworks have been created to respond to this challenge and increase improvement longevity. One tool highlighted the need for these tools to respond to user preferences and settings to optimize impact.

Health Policy and Systems Research HPSR is an emerging multidisciplinary field that challenges 'disciplinary capture' by dominant health research traditions, arguing that these traditions generate premature and inappropriately narrow definitions that impede rather than enhance health systems strengthening. In using this approach, HPSR offers insight into health systems by generating a complex understanding of context in order to enhance health policy learning.

Health systems can vary substantially from country to country, and in the last few years, comparisons have been made on an international basis.

The World Health Organization , in its World Health Report , provided a ranking of health systems around the world according to criteria of the overall level and distribution of health in the populations, and the responsiveness and fair financing of health care services.

There have been several debates around the results of this WHO exercise, [34] and especially based on the country ranking linked to it, [35] insofar as it appeared to depend mostly on the choice of the retained indicators.

Direct comparisons of health statistics across nations are complex. The Commonwealth Fund , in its annual survey, "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall", compares the performance of the health systems in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada and the United States Its study found that, although the United States system is the most expensive, it consistently underperforms compared to the other countries.

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Retrieved 22 May An Agenda for Action". Archived 17 June at the Wayback Machine. On the other hand, there is no evidence that an individual who follows a vegetarian or vegan diet before cancer therapy should abandon it upon starting treatment.

One pilot study has suggested that following a plant-based diet can prevent tumor progression in men with localized prostate cancer. It is a high-carbohydrate, low-fat, plant-based diet stemming from philosophical principles promoting a healthy way of living.

Although there are anecdotal reports on the effectiveness of a macrobiotic diet as an alternative cancer therapy, none have been published in peer-reviewed, scientific journals. No clinical trials, observational studies, or pilot studies have examined the diet as a complementary or alternative therapy for cancer.

In fact, two reviews of the diet and its evidence for effectiveness in cancer treatment concluded that there is no scientific evidence for the use of a macrobiotic diet in cancer treatment. No current clinical trials are studying the role of the macrobiotic diet in cancer therapy.

A ketogenic diet has been well established as an effective alternative treatment for some cases of epilepsy and has gained popularity for use in conjunction with standard treatments for glioblastoma. The ketogenic diet can be difficult to follow and relies more on exact proportions of macronutrients typically a 4 to 1 ratio of fat to carbohydrates and protein than do other complementary and alternative medicine CAM diets. Because safety and feasibility have been proven, several trials are recruiting patients to study the effectiveness of the ketogenic diet on glioblastoma.

Therefore, if a patient diagnosed with glioblastoma wishes to start a ketogenic diet, it would be safe if implemented properly and under the guidance of a registered dietitian,[ 10 ] but effectiveness for symptom and disease management remains unknown.

The use of probiotics has become prevalent within and outside of cancer therapy. Strong research has shown that probiotic supplementation during radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or both is well tolerated and can help prevent radiation- and chemotherapy-induced diarrhea, especially in those receiving radiation to the abdomen.

Melatonin is a hormone produced endogenously that has been used as a CAM supplement along with chemotherapy or radiation therapy for targeting tumor activity and for reducing treatment-related symptoms, primarily for solid tumors. Several studies have shown tumor response to, or disease control with, chemotherapy alongside oral melatonin, as opposed to chemotherapy alone; one study has shown tumor response with melatonin in conjunction with radiation therapy.

However, another study did not demonstrate increased survival with melatonin, but did demonstrate improved quality of life. Melatonin taken in conjunction with chemotherapy may help reduce or prevent some treatment-related side effects and toxicities that can delay treatment, reduce doses, and negatively affect quality of life.

Melatonin supplementation has been associated with significant reductions in neuropathy and neurotoxicity, myelosuppression, thrombocytopenia, cardiotoxicity, stomatitis, asthenia, and malaise. Overall, several small studies show some evidence supporting melatonin supplementation alongside chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or both for solid tumor treatment, for aiding tumor response and reducing toxicities, while negative side effects for melatonin supplementation have not been found.

Therefore, it may be appropriate to provide oral melatonin in conjunction with chemotherapy or radiation therapy to a patient with an advanced solid tumor. Glutamine is an amino acid that is especially important for GI mucosal cells and their replication.

These cells are often damaged by chemotherapy and radiation therapy, causing mucositis and diarrhea, which can lead to treatment delays and dose reductions and severely affect quality of life. Some evidence suggests that oral glutamine can reduce both of those toxicities by aiding in faster healing of the mucosal cells and entire GI tract. For patients receiving chemotherapy who are at high risk of developing mucositis, either because of previous mucositis or having received known mucositis-causing chemotherapy, oral glutamine may reduce the severity and incidence of mucositis.

For patients receiving radiation therapy to the abdomen, oral glutamine may reduce the severity of diarrhea and can lead to fewer treatment delays. In addition to reducing GI toxicities, oral glutamine may also reduce peripheral neuropathy in patients receiving the chemotherapy agent paclitaxel.

Oral glutamine is a safe, simple, and relatively low-cost supplement that may reduce severe chemotherapy- and radiation-induced toxicities. The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.

Added Carneiro et al. Nutrition Screening and Assessment. Added Daniel et al. Added text to state that the prevalence of obesity is higher in adult cancer survivors than in those without a cancer history; and that cancer survivors with the highest rates of increasing obesity are colorectal and breast cancer survivors and non-Hispanic blacks cited Greenlee et al.

Added text about the benefits of using immune-enhancing formulas for preoperative and postoperative nutrition support for individuals undergoing gastrointestinal surgery cited Song et al.

Added Pharmaceutical management of cancer-associated cachexia and weight loss as a new subsection. This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about nutrition before, during, and after cancer treatment.

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Loss of muscle mass. Loss of subcutaneous fat. Localized or generalized fluid accumulation that may sometimes mask weight loss. Diminished functional status as measured by hand grip strength. Screening Early recognition of nutrition-related issues is necessary for appropriate nutrition management of cancer patients. Education by registered dietitian or other clinician.

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Diminished functional status e. Subcutaneous fat loss Orbit. Thoracic and lumbar regions. Subcutaneous muscle loss Temple. Tumor location current or anticipated mechanical function impairment. Anticipated duration of symptoms. Eat foods that are high in protein and calories. Eat high-protein foods first in your meal while your appetite is strongest—foods such as beans, chicken, fish, meat, yogurt, and eggs. Add extra protein and calories to food.

Cook with protein-fortified milk. Drink milkshakes, smoothies, juices, or soups if you do not feel like eating solid foods. Prepare and store small portions of favorite foods. Seek foods that appeal to the sense of smell. Experiment with different foods.

Eat larger meals when you feel well and are rested. Sip only small amounts of liquids during meals. Eat your largest meal when you feel hungriest, whether at breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Be as active as possible to help develop a bigger appetite. Consider asking your health practitioner about blenderized drinks with a high nutrient density.

Tell your doctor if you are having eating problems such as nausea, vomiting, or changes in how foods taste and smell. Perform frequent mouth care to relieve symptoms and decrease aftertastes. Consider tube feedings if you are unable to sustain a certain amount of caloric intake to maintain strength. Drink plenty of fluids each day, including water, warm juices, and prune juice.

Be active each day; take walks regularly. Eat more fiber-containing foods. Drink hot liquids to help relieve constipation, including coffee, tea, and warm milk. Talk with your doctor before taking laxatives, stool softeners, or any medicine to relieve constipation.

Limit certain foods if you develop gas, including broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, beans, and cucumbers. Eat a large breakfast, including a hot drink and high-fiber foods. Consider a fiber supplement. Drink plenty of fluids to replace those lost from diarrhea, including water, ginger ale, and sports drinks. Let carbonated drinks lose their fizz before you drink them. Eat foods and liquids that are high in sodium and potassium.

Very hot or cold drinks. Greasy, fatty, and fried foods. Foods that can cause gas, such as carbonated beverages, cruciferous vegetables, legumes and lentils, and chewing gum. Milk products unless low lactose or lactose free. Sugar-free products sweetened with xylitol or sorbitol. Sip water throughout the day.

Have very sweet or tart foods and drinks — such as lemonade, to help make more saliva. Chew gum or suck on hard candy, ice pops, or ice chips; sugar free is best, but consult your doctor if you also have diarrhea. Eat foods that are easy to swallow. Moisten food with sauce, gravy, or salad dressing. Do not drink any type of alcohol, beer, or wine. Avoid foods that can hurt your mouth, i.

Keep your lips moist with lip balm. Rinse your mouth every 1 to 2 hours. Do not use mouthwash that contains alcohol. Do not use tobacco products, and avoid second-hand smoke. Talk with your doctor or dentist about artificial saliva or other products to coat, protect, and moisten your throat and mouth. Prepare your own low-lactose or lactose-free foods. Choose lactose-free or low-lactose milk products.

These products do not contain any lactose. Choose milk products that are low in lactose. Hard cheeses such as cheddar and yogurt are less likely to cause problems. Try using lactase tablets when consuming dairy products. Lactase is an enzyme that breaks down lactose. Avoid only the milk products that give you problems. Try small portions of milk, yogurt, or cheese to see if you can tolerate them.

Try calcium-fortified nondairy drinks and foods, which you can identify by food labels. Eat more calcium-rich vegetables, including broccoli and greens. Eat bland, soft, easy-to-digest foods rather than heavy meals. Eat dry foods such as crackers, breadsticks, or toast throughout the day. Eat foods that are easy on your stomach: Avoid strong food and drink smells. Avoid eating in a room that has cooking odors or is overly warm; keep the living space comfortable but well ventilated.

Sit up or recline with your head raised for 1 hour after eating. Rinse your mouth before and after eating. Suck on hard candies such as peppermints or lemon drops if your mouth has a bad taste.

Eat five or six small meals each day instead of three large meals. Do not skip meals and snacks; for many people, having an empty stomach makes nausea worse. Choose foods that appeal to you. Do not force yourself to eat any food that makes you feel sick. Do not eat your favorite foods, to avoid linking them to being sick.

Have liquids throughout the day and drink slowly. Sip only small amounts of liquids during meals because many people feel full or bloated if they eat and drink at the same time.

Have foods that are neither too hot nor too cold. Eat dry toast or crackers before getting out of bed if you have nausea in the morning. Plan the best times for you to eat and drink. Relax before each cancer treatment. Wear clothes that are loose and comfortable. Keep a record of when you feel nausea and why.

Talk with your doctor about the use of antinausea medications. Choose foods that are easy to chew, i. Cook foods until they are soft and tender. Cut food into small pieces and use a blender or food processor to puree foods.

Drink with a straw to help push the drinks beyond the painful parts of your mouth. Use a very small spoon to help you take smaller bites, which may be easier to chew.

Eat cold or room-temperature foods to avoid hurting your mouth with food that is too hot. Suck on ice chips to help numb and soothe your mouth. Avoid certain foods and drinks when your mouth is sore, such as: Drinks that contain alcohol. Toothpicks or other sharp objects. Choose foods that are easy to swallow, e.

Choose foods and drinks that are high in protein and calories. Moisten and soften foods with gravy, sauces, broth, or yogurt. Sip drinks through a straw to make them easier to swallow. Do not eat or drink things that can burn or scrape your throat, such as: Hot foods and drinks.

Foods and juices that are high in acid.

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