Squamous cell carcinoma

Agilix Health addresses the issue of malnutrition among patients, and offers tech-enabled, fully reimbursable nutrition services that combine remote patient monitoring with virtual support from specialized Registered Dietitians. Agilix RDs are the “eyes and ears” for providers between visits, which may improve clinical outcomes and lower healthcare costs.

Patient History

  • 75 year old male with squamous cell carcinoma
  • Medical history of CAD, DM, HTN, HLD,Afib, TIA
  • Nutrition diagnosis: Nutrition related knowledge deficit related newly diagnosed cancer as evidenced by need for education with patient and caregiver

Personalized Care Recommendations

  • Weigh daily
  • Drink 1-2 oral nutrition supplements daily
  • Continue meds as ordered for bowel regularity
  • Eat 1-2 protein bars daily
  • Walk around the house as able to increase strength and endurance


  • Height: 6 feet
  • Usual body weight: >200 lb
  • Starting weight: 144 lb
  • Starting BMI: 15 (normal)
  • Current weight: 160 lb
  • Current BMI: 27 (normal)


  1. Patient improved scale compliance, which enabled RD to detect clinical issue
  2. Patient strength and endurance improved
  3. 10% weight gain from start of program
  4. Earlier medical intervention for stroke

Agilix Metrics

  • 161 minutes with Agilix RD
  • Engaged with scale 72 of 133 program days (54%)


  • Keytruda
  • Radiation therapy
  • Surgical resection prior to jo ining Agilix

Signs / Symptoms

  • Constipation
  • Unintentional weight loss


During routine nutrition follow up call, RD was unable to communicate with patient due to cognitive deficit and confusion. RD called patient ‘s caretaker to alert them that something was wrong. RD noticed patient stopped using his scale soon after. Patient did not recall conversation with RD and confirmed that he experienced a stroke. The patient was in the ICU for three days.