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Synonyms for cachexia

any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease

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Monitor elderly, cachectic, or debilitated patients closely, particularly when initiating and titrating BELBUCA(TM) and when BELBUCA(TM) is given concomitantly with other drugs that depress respiration.
Tumor patients who are cachectic often lose a substantial amount of weight, both fatty tissue and muscle mass, a sign often prognostic of a poor outcome.
The physical examination was significant for a cachectic appearance.
Hoehn and Yahr Staging of Parkinson's Disease Stage I * Unilateral involvement * Minimal or no functional impairment * Friends have noticed changes in posture, locomotion and facial expression Stage II * Bilateral or midline involvement * No impairment of balance * Mild disability Stage III * Impaired righting reflexes * Mild to moderate disability * Significant slowing of body movements * Early impairment of equilibrium on walking or standing Stage IV * Severely disabled * Can still walk to a limited extent * No longer able to live alone Stage V * Confinement to bed or w/c unless aided * Cachectic stage * Requires constant nursing care Sources: 1) Hoehn, M and Yahr, M: Parkinsonism: onset, progression and mortality.
On examination, he appeared cachectic and was dehydrated and hypothermic (tympanic temperature 32.
When considering total fat, it is generally recommended that intake be less than 30% of total energy intake even though the patient is cachectic.
On physical examination, the following were noted: a pale, cachectic, and physically underdeveloped female at 5' 2" and 87 pounds presenting with curvature of the spine; several skin nodules on chest and back; and several facial hemangiomas around the cheeks and chin area.
On examination he was cachectic with an ECOG performance status of 3 and had no palpable lymphadenopathy.
He became rapidly cachectic and died [approximately equal to] 3 months after the onset of jaundice.
On examination, she was cachectic, anxious, and had a bilateral fixed upward gaze.
r Cancer* or neoplasm* or carcinoma or tumour Term 2 Cachexia or cachectic or weight loss or malnourished or wasting Cachex* or cachect* or (weight los*) or malnourished or wast* Term 3 Nutrition or diet Nutrition* or diet* Search = Terms 1 and 2 and 3 Limited to adult humans Search updated with databases available April 2005 Electronic The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews databases The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) Medline Advanced 1950-2005/01 PubMed (to include early 2005 publications)--Cancerlit CINAHL (1982-current) Web of Science EMBASE Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition Cancernet Cancer Spectrum Australasian Medical Index (AMI)
On examination, the patient was cachectic and dehydrated.
For a severely ill or cachectic individual, the initial dose should be low (for example, 25-50 mg of sertraline or 50 mg of bupropion) and the titration cautious.
Non-depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agents have been found to exhibit profound neuromuscular blocking effects in cachectic or debilitated patients, patients with neuromuscular diseases and patients with carcinomatosis.