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Marge Whitman, RN, MS, AOCN

Ellis Fischel Oncology Unit, University of Missouri-Columbia

Esophageal Cancer

Physical Examination

Appearance: Pale, malnourished, distressed
Vital signs: 132/92; 88
Temperature: 98.4°
Respirations: 14
Height: 6 feet (183 cm)
Weight: 62 kg

Joints appear prominent with evidence of some muscle wasting
Epigastric tenderness on palpation

What are your differential diagnoses?

What global nutritional assessments can Arden take?

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