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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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SARMs are a new class of drugs with the potential to treat musculoskeletal conditions including cancer cachexia and sarcopenia-the loss of skeletal muscle mass resulting in reduced physical strength and ability to perform activities of daily living.
Furthermore, the study with AEZS-130 in cancer cachexia opens another important pathway for the development of this drug in the clinic.
Furthermore, the effects of parthenolide treatment on alleviating cachexia symptoms in CT26 tumor-bearing mice are also evident by the facts of weight gain in gasctrocnemic muscle (4.
The agent's unique dual mode of action, which has both anti-catabolic and pro-anabolic activity, directly impacts two of the principle pathophysiological hallmarks of cachexia and has been shown to have beneficial effects upon both cachexia and age-related sarcopenia in vivo.
Since cachexia is often triggered by inflammation, Gallouzi theorized that the anti-inflammatory properties of pateamine A might protect against muscle wasting.
Reid and colleagues report the results of a survey involving 15 patients with advanced cancer and cachexia and 12 family members.
No further mortality related to cachexia and hepatosplenomegaly occurred in the flock during the subsequent 24 months.
Previous studies have suggested that cachexia is responsible for between one-fifth and one-third of all cancer deaths.
Apart from cachexia in most animals, bronchopneumonia was the main macroscopic lesion (in 31 chamois); 4 had diarrhea, 2 had infectious keratocojunctivitis, 2 had an abscess, and 1 had severe fibrinous pleuropericarditis.
Positive outcomes related to cachexia include diminished weight loss, increased appetite, improved quality of life and prolonged survival, although there is controversy regarding these clinical outcomes.
Cardiac cachexia is weight loss due to the debilitating condition of heart failure.
A total of 211 interventions were used in these patients to treat secondary causes of cachexia.
Helsinn, the Swiss pharmaceutical Group focused on building quality cancer care, today announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) accepted for review, the marketing authorization application (MAA) for anamorelin HCI, a novel, orally active selective ghrelin receptor agonist under development for the treatment of anorexia, cachexia, or unintended weight loss in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients.
Cancer cachexia is a feature of advanced cancer characterised by anorexia and a progressive loss of body weight, reduced immune response, poor treatment response, and poor quality of life.