Electronic Theses and Dissertations



Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science



Committee Chair

Dr. Tracy Bruen


Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the second most common type of leukemia affecting children.1,2 Despite its prevalence, and the adverse effect anticancer treatment has on a patient’s nutritional status and how this can impact treatment outcome, evidence-based guidelines for the medical nutrition therapy of this disease state have not been determined, resulting in a lack of standardized care. In this study, seventeen registered dietitians from facilities that offer pediatric oncological care around the U.S. provided expert opinion on the best approach to the nutrition care process based on their experience with this patient population. Their responses were used to formulate a set of common issues seen in and practical recommendations for pediatric AML care. Consensus on these statements was defined as having ≥ 80% agreement by participating registered dietitians. Fourteen statements pertaining to the assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring, and evaluation of these patients found consensus. Although more studies are needed to support and implement these experience-based guidelines, they provide a framework for the further standardization of care in this disease state and others. 1. Arad-Cohen N, Zeller B, Abrahamsson J et al. Supportive care in pediatric acute myeloid leukemia: Expert-based recommendations of the NOPHO-DB-SHIP consortium. Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy. 2022;22(11):1183-1196. DOI: 10.1080/14737140.2022.2131544 2. Kaspers GJL. Pediatric acute myeloid leukemia. Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy. 2012;12(3):405-413. DOI: 10.1586/era.12.1


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