Table 4

Duration of study, reasons for drop out

No

Duration of diet (weeks)

Ketosis > 0.5 mmol/l (% of days)

Diet rating

EORTC > 2 months

Laboratory parameters evaluated for statistics

Result

Reason for drop out


1

< 1

-

-

-

?

Drop out after 3 days because of vomiting, fatigue

2

< 2

-

+

-

?

Drop out after 10 days because of family problems

3

12

61%

+++

yes

yes

SD

4

8

-

+

yes

yes

progress

Impaired food intake

5

12

25%

++

yes

yes

SD

6

6

97%

++

-

yes

progress

Impaired food intake

7

2

-

o

-

-

death

8

5

-

-

-

-

death

9

12

78%

++

yes

yes

SD

10

6

22%

+

-

yes

progress

Very advanced stage with fatigue and eating problems

11

12

25%

++

yes

yes

SD

12

7

44%

++

-

yes

progress

Resumption of chemotherapy

13

8

88%

++

yes

yes

progress

Massive ascites, impaired food intake

14

4

-

o

-

-

?

Felt unable to continue the diet

15

7

60%

++

-

yes

progress

Impaired food intake

16

12

100%

+++

yes

yes

SD


SD: stable disease; diet rating: [+++] very good; [++] good; [+] moderate; [-] poor/not feasible; [o] no comment on feasibility

Schmidt et al. Nutrition & Metabolism 2011 8:54   doi:10.1186/1743-7075-8-54

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