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Pediatric Palliative Care C C E E N N L L E E Anorexia and Cachexia Anorexia – loss of appetite, usually with decreased intake Cachexia – lack of nutrition

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ConstipationCachexia – lack of nutrition and wasting
Offer favorite foods but educate families about disease process
Forcing intake orally or artificially may cause additional suffering
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Physical findings
Calorie counts/daily weights
Dietary consult/intervention
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Prevention is key
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Treatment related (e.g. opioids, other meds)
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Clinical/physical exam
Overview/ definition
Gastrointestinal causes
Metabolic causes
CNS causes
Anticholinergics
Antihistamines
Steroids
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Distraction
Dietary