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Anorexia–cachexia

Neil MacDonald

in Palliative Medicine

Third edition

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199694143
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739255 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694143.003.0037
Anorexia–cachexia

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This chapter contains a case study to present the valuable skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to diagnose and manage anorexia-cachexia. It addresses several questions such as: What are the definitions of anorexia and cachexia? What are the clinical characteristics of patients with anorexia-cachexia syndrome? Are some cancers more likely than others to cause cachexia? How does a chronic inflammatory state cause cachexia? What is the framework for your anorexia-cachexia therapeutic platform?

Keywords: palliative care; clinical characteristics; case studies; patient care; cancer patients; anorexia; cachexia; chronic inflammation

Chapter.  6435 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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