List of abbreviations
ONS in oncology

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American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition


Bioelectrical impedance analysis


Body weight

CCRTConcurrent chemoradiotherapy
CINVChemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
CRPC-reactive protein
CTComputerized tomography

Common Toxicity Criteria

DEXADual energy X-ray absorptiometry
DHADocosahexaenoic Acid
DLTDose-limiting toxicity
DOESAK / DÖSAKGerman-Swiss-Austrian Working Group on Maxillofacial Tumors (Deutsch-Österreichisch-Schweizerischer Arbeitskreis für Tumoren des Kiefer- Gesichtsbereichs)

Disease-related malnutrition


Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group


Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

ESPENEuropean society for clinical nutrition and metabolism (formerly known as European Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition)
EPAEicosapentaenoic acid
EWGSOP2European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People 2
FAACTFunctional Assessment of Anorexia / Cachexia Therapy
FFM / FFMIFat-free mass / Fat-free mass index
FSMPFood for special medical purposes


GPS /mGPSGlasgow Prognostic Scale / modified Glasgow Prognostic Scale
HGSHandgrip strength

Karnofsky Performance Status

MNAMinimal Nutritional Assessment
MUACMid-upper arm muscle circumference
MUAMAMid-upper arm muscle area
MUSTMalnutrition Universal Screening Tool
NRS-2002Nutritional Risk Screening
ONSOral Nutritional Supplements
PG-SGAPatient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment 
PSPerformance Status
QoLQuality of life
REEResting energy expenditure

Radiation therapy

SARC-FQuestionnaire with 5 components: Strength, Assistance with walking, Rise from a chair, Climb stairs and Falls
SGASubjective Global Assessment
SPPBShort physical performance battery
TEETotal energy expenditure
TSFTriceps skin fold
TUGTimed up-and-go test
VASVisual analogue scale