General ill health, malnutrition, and weight loss, usually associated with chronic disease.
The lack or loss of APPETITE accompanied by an aversion to food and the inability to eat. It is the defining characteristic of the disorder ANOREXIA NERVOSA.
Agents that are used to stimulate appetite. These drugs are frequently used to treat anorexia associated with cancer and AIDS.
A condition of involuntary weight loss of greater then 10% of baseline body weight. It is characterized by atrophy of muscles and depletion of lean body mass. Wasting is a sign of MALNUTRITION as a result of inadequate dietary intake, malabsorption, or hypermetabolism.
Derangement in size and number of muscle fibers occurring with aging, reduction in blood supply, or following immobilization, prolonged weightlessness, malnutrition, and particularly in denervation.
Megestrol acetate is a progestogen with actions and uses similar to those of the progestogens in general. It also has anti-androgenic properties. It is given by mouth in the palliative treatment or as an adjunct to other therapy in endometrial carcinoma and in breast cancer. Megestrol acetate has been approved to treat anorexia and cachexia. (From Reynolds JEF(Ed): Martindale: The Extra Pharmacopoeia (electronic version). Micromedex, Inc, Englewood, CO, 1995)
A subtype of striated muscle, attached by TENDONS to the SKELETON. Skeletal muscles are innervated and their movement can be consciously controlled. They are also called voluntary muscles.
Decrease in existing BODY WEIGHT.
The mass or quantity of heaviness of an individual. It is expressed by units of pounds or kilograms.
New abnormal growth of tissue. Malignant neoplasms show a greater degree of anaplasia and have the properties of invasion and metastasis, compared to benign neoplasms.
A melanocortin receptor subtype found primarily in BRAIN. It shows specificity for ALPHA-MSH; BETA-MSH and ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE.
A 28-amino acid, acylated, orexigenic peptide that is a ligand for GROWTH HORMONE SECRETAGOGUE RECEPTORS. Ghrelin is widely expressed but primarily in the stomach in the adults. Ghrelin acts centrally to stimulate growth hormone secretion and food intake, and peripherally to regulate energy homeostasis. Its large precursor protein, known as appetite-regulating hormone or motilin-related peptide, contains ghrelin and obestatin.
The administration of nutrients for assimilation and utilization by a patient by means other than normal eating. It does not include FLUID THERAPY which normalizes body fluids to restore WATER-ELECTROLYTE BALANCE.
A cytokine that stimulates the growth and differentiation of B-LYMPHOCYTES and is also a growth factor for HYBRIDOMAS and plasmacytomas. It is produced by many different cells including T-LYMPHOCYTES; MONOCYTES; and FIBROBLASTS.
The consumption of edible substances.
Peptides derived from pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) which can stimulate MELANOCYTES or CORTICOTROPHS. Melanocortins include ACTH; ALPHA-MSH; and other peptides such as BETA-MSH and GAMMA-MSH, derived from other fragments of POMC. These peptides act through a variety of MELANOCORTIN RECEPTORS to control different functions including steroidogenesis, energy homeostasis, feeding, and skin pigmentation.
Experimentally induced new abnormal growth of TISSUES in animals to provide models for studying human neoplasms.
A disease of chronic diffuse irreversible airflow obstruction. Subcategories of COPD include CHRONIC BRONCHITIS and PULMONARY EMPHYSEMA.
Any disorder marked by obstruction of conducting airways of the lung. AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION may be acute, chronic, intermittent, or persistent.
Measure of the maximum amount of air that can be expelled in a given number of seconds during a FORCED VITAL CAPACITY determination . It is usually given as FEV followed by a subscript indicating the number of seconds over which the measurement is made, although it is sometimes given as a percentage of forced vital capacity.
The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.
Total number of calories taken in daily whether ingested or by parenteral routes.
Lists of words, usually in alphabetical order, giving information about form, pronunciation, etymology, grammar, and meaning.
The science or study of speech sounds and their production, transmission, and reception, and their analysis, classification, and transcription. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
A verbal or nonverbal means of communicating ideas or feelings.
Communication through a system of conventional vocal symbols.
An oath, attributed to Hippocrates, that serves as an ethical guide for the medical profession.
The period of history before 500 of the common era.
Time period from 1601 through 1700 of the common era.
A characteristic symptom complex.
The period of history from the year 500 through 1450 of the common era.
An anabolic steroid that has been used in the treatment of male HYPOGONADISM, delayed puberty in males, and in the treatment of breast neoplasms in women.
An imbalanced nutritional status resulted from insufficient intake of nutrients to meet normal physiological requirement.
A genus of the family CIRCOVIRIDAE that infects SWINE; PSITTACINES; and non-psittacine BIRDS. Species include Beak and feather disease virus causing a fatal disease in psittacine birds, and Porcine circovirus causing postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome in pigs (PORCINE POSTWEANING MULTISYSTEMIC WASTING SYNDROME).
The synapse between a neuron and a muscle.
Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.
The region of the lower limb in animals, extending from the gluteal region to the FOOT, and including the BUTTOCKS; HIP; and LEG.
Recording of the changes in electric potential of muscle by means of surface or needle electrodes.
Contractile tissue that produces movement in animals.
The terms, expressions, designations, or symbols used in a particular science, discipline, or specialized subject area.
Works about pre-planned studies of the safety, efficacy, or optimum dosage schedule (if appropriate) of one or more diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic drugs, devices, or techniques selected according to predetermined criteria of eligibility and observed for predefined evidence of favorable and unfavorable effects. This concept includes clinical trials conducted both in the U.S. and in other countries.
Written or other literary works whose subject matter is medical or about the profession of medicine and related areas.
Critical and exhaustive investigation or experimentation, having for its aim the discovery of new facts and their correct interpretation, the revision of accepted conclusions, theories, or laws in the light of newly discovered facts, or the practical application of such new or revised conclusions, theories, or laws. (Webster, 3d ed)
The prediction or projection of the nature of future problems or existing conditions based upon the extrapolation or interpretation of existing scientific data or by the application of scientific methodology.
Products in capsule, tablet or liquid form that provide dietary ingredients, and that are intended to be taken by mouth to increase the intake of nutrients. Dietary supplements can include macronutrients, such as proteins, carbohydrates, and fats; and/or MICRONUTRIENTS, such as VITAMINS; MINERALS; and PHYTOCHEMICALS.
The treatment of a disease or condition by several different means simultaneously or sequentially. Chemoimmunotherapy, RADIOIMMUNOTHERAPY, chemoradiotherapy, cryochemotherapy, and SALVAGE THERAPY are seen most frequently, but their combinations with each other and surgery are also used.
A type of strength-building exercise program that requires the body muscle to exert a force against some form of resistance, such as weight, stretch bands, water, or immovable objects. Resistance exercise is a combination of static and dynamic contractions involving shortening and lengthening of skeletal muscles.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
A biogenic amine that is found in animals and plants. In mammals, melatonin is produced by the PINEAL GLAND. Its secretion increases in darkness and decreases during exposure to light. Melatonin is implicated in the regulation of SLEEP, mood, and REPRODUCTION. Melatonin is also an effective antioxidant.
Natural recurring desire for food. Alterations may be induced by APPETITE DEPRESSANTS or APPETITE STIMULANTS.

Medroxyprogesterone acetate inhibits interleukin 6 secretion from KPL-4 human breast cancer cells both in vitro and in vivo: a possible mechanism of the anticachectic effect. (1/649)

Interleukin 6 (IL-6) is a multifunctional cytokine. Recent reports suggest that circulating IL-6 secreted from tumour cells plays an important role in cancer-induced cachexia. Medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) has been used as an endocrine therapeutic agent for patients with breast cancer. It has been suggested that MPA decreases serum IL-6 levels and preserves the bodyweight of patients with advanced breast cancer. However, the mechanisms of action responsible for the anticachectic effect of MPA have not been elucidated. Therefore, the effects of MPA on IL-6 secretion were studied both in vitro and in vivo using a human breast cancer cell line, KPL-4, which secretes IL-6 into medium and induces cachexia when injected into female nude mice. MPA (10-1000 nM) dose-dependently decreased basal IL-6 secretion into medium, and also suppressed tumour necrosis factor (TNF-alpha)-induced IL-6 secretion. Both basal and TNF-alpha-induced IL-6 mRNA levels were dose-dependently lowered by MPA. Moreover, intramuscular injections of MPA (100 mg kg(-1) twice a week) into nude mice bearing KPL-4 transplanted tumours significantly decreased serum IL-6 levels without affecting tumour growth and preserved the bodyweight of recipient mice. These findings suggest that suppression of IL-6 secretion from tumour cells, at least in part, causes the anticachectic effect of MPA.  (+info)

Tumour inoculation site-dependent induction of cachexia in mice bearing colon 26 carcinoma. (2/649)

Murine colon 26 carcinoma growing at either subcutaneous (s.c.) or intramuscular (i.m.) inoculation sites causes cachexia in mice. Such animals show extensive loss of body weight, wasting of the muscle and adipose tissues, hypoglycaemia, and hypercalcaemia, even when the tumour weight comprises only about 1.9% of carcass weight. In contrast, the same tumour when inoculated into the liver does not cause any sign of tumour-related cachexia even when the tumour becomes much larger (6.6% of carcass weight). Interleukin 6 (IL-6), a mediator associated with cachexia in this tumour model, is detected at high levels both in the tumour tissues and in the circulating blood of mice bearing colon 26 tumour at the s.c. inoculation site. In contrast, only minute levels of IL-6 are detected in the tumour grown in the liver. The colon 26 tumour grown in the liver does not lose its ability to cause cachexia, because the tumour when re-inoculated s.c. is able to cause extensive weight loss and produce IL-6 as did the original colon 26 cell line. Histological studies revealed differences in the composition of tumour tissues: the tumours grown in the subcutis consist of many polygonal tumour cells, extended-intercellular space, and high vascular density, whereas those grown in the liver consist of spindle-shaped tumour cells. Thus, the environment where tumour cells grow would be a critical factor in determining the cachectic phenotype of cancer cells, including their ability to produce IL-6.  (+info)

Alterations of lipid and cholesterol metabolism in cachectic tumor-bearing rats are prevented by insulin. (3/649)

The ascites hepatoma Yoshida AH130 causes in the host a rapid and progressive body weight loss, associated with reduced food intake, and protein and lipid hypercatabolism. Because insulin regulates glucose as well as lipid and protein metabolism, we suggest that the observed alterations are at least in part secondary to hypoinsulinemia and/or to the increase of counterregulatory hormones in AH130-bearing rats. To verify this hypothesis, controls with free access to food (n = 4), controls with free access to food plus insulin (107 micromol. kg body wt-1. d-1) (n = 4), controls pair-fed to the tumor-bearing rats (n = 4), pair-fed controls treated with insulin (n= 4), tumor hosts (n = 9), and tumor hosts treated with insulin (n = 6) were used. The Yoshida ascites hepatoma cells ( approximately 10(8) cells/rat) were inoculated intraperitoneally. Daily food intake and body weight were measured; insulin was injected starting the day of tumor implantation for 6 d. The metabolism of both cholesterol and lipids was investigated in tumor cells, and ascitic fluid and blood serum were investigated at the end of treatment. Insulin prevented the reduction of food intake (19 +/- 0.6 vs. 13 +/- 0.4 g/d, P < 0.01; AH130 hosts treated and not treated with insulin, respectively), the loss of body weight (202 +/- 12 vs. 135 +/- 9 g, P < 0.01), lowered the circulating triglycerides (48.3 +/- 4.9 vs. 84.5 +/- 7.1 mmol/L, P < 0.01), and free fatty acids (561 +/- 47 vs. 989 +/- 54 mmol/L (P < 0.01), while corrected the decrease of adipose lipoprotein lipase activity (1,240 +/- vs. 300 +/- pmol FA, P < 0.01) observed in AH130 hosts. Moreover, insulin prevented the decrease in HDL cholesterol (13.2 +/- 0.8 vs. 9.3. +/- 0.7 mmol/L, P < 0.01) and significantly increased hepatic cholesterol synthesis as evaluated by 14C-acetate incorporation into cholesterol, in both liver (3,337 +/- 245 vs. 830 +/- 115 Bq/g, P < 0.01) and AH130 cells (11,676 +/- 1,693 vs. 4,196 +/- 527 Bq/10(6) cells, P < 0.01). Thus insulin treatment ameliorated many metabolic derangements, with a lengthening of rats survival time (7 +/- 1 vs. 11 +/- 1 d, P < 0.05) without significantly stimulating tumor growth. These data, together with our previous observations on the effectiveness of insulin on protein turnover perturbations, suggest that many metabolic alterations occurring during cancer cachexia can be avoided by the administration of this hormone.  (+info)

Inhibition of prostate cancer metastasis in vivo: a comparison of 1,23-dihydroxyvitamin D (calcitriol) and EB1089. (4/649)

The steroid hormone 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D [1,25(OH)2D, also known as calcitriol] is known to inhibit the proliferation and to promote the differentiation of human prostate cancer cells. Additionally, we showed that 1,25(OH)2D markedly inhibits the invasiveness of human prostate cancer cells in vitro (G. G. Schwartz et al., Cancer Epidemiol. Biomark. Prev., 6: 727-732, 1997). These properties support the use of 1,25(OH)2D as differentiation therapy in prostate cancer. However, the use of 1,25(OH)2D in vivo is limited by the risk of hypercalcemia. We therefore compared the effects of 1,25(OH)2D and of EB1089, an analogue of 1,25(OH)2D with reduced calcemic effects, in an in vivo model of androgen-insensitive metastatic prostate cancer, the rat Dunning MAT LyLu prostate cancer model. Tumor growth and metastasis were studied using Copenhagen rats given s.c. injections of MAT LyLu cells. Fifty male rats were divided into five groups of 10 rats each. Four experimental groups received i.p. injections of low and high doses of 1,25(OH)2D and EB1089 (0.5 and 1.0 microg/kg, low and high, respectively). A control group received injections of vehicle only. Tumor volumes were measured three times per week. Rats were weighed weekly. The number of metastases to the lungs and the extent of hypercalcemia were evaluated. Compared with controls, tumor volumes were significantly smaller in all experimental groups. Similarly, the number of lung metastases (number of foci/lung) was reduced markedly by both 1,25(OH)2D and EB1089. Control rats developed 22.7 (+/- 1.98 SE) tumor foci per lung. Rats treated with 1,25(OH)2D and with EB1089 (1.0 microg/kg) developed 10.4 (+/- 2.81) and 7.70 (+/- 1.29) tumor foci, respectively (P < 0.001 and P < 0.0001, respectively; drug versus control). Compared with controls (10.79 +/- 0.1 mg/dl), serum calcium levels were significantly elevated in both 1,25(OH)2D and EB1089-treated rats (P < 0.01). However, EB1089 was significantly less calcemic than 1,25(OH)2D (12.59 +/- 0.21 mg/dl versus 14.47 +/- 0.46 mg/dl; 1.0 microg/kg; P < 0.001). Rats treated with 1,25(OH)2D showed marked weight loss: 20.0 +/- 1.9% and 26.3 +/- 1.7% of their initial weight (low and high doses, respectively, P < 0.001). Weight loss was significantly lower in rats treated with EB1089 at the high dose 8.4 (+/- 2.9) %. Moreover, rats treated with low-dose EB1089 gained 5.2 (+/- 3.7) % of their initial weight. In conclusion, 1,25(OH)2D and EB1089 showed marked and equivalent inhibition of prostate cancer metastasis in vivo. EB1089 was significantly less calcemic than 1,25(OH)2D and did not induce severe weight loss. This is the first report of a vitamin D analogue that significantly inhibits prostate cancer metastasis in vivo and that does so without producing cachexia or unacceptable hypercalcemia.  (+info)

Intratumoral injection of oligonucleotides to the NF kappa B binding site inhibits cachexia in a mouse tumor model. (5/649)

Cancer cachexia, characterized by anorexia, weight loss and progressive tissue wasting, has been postulated to be mediated by various cytokines. However, the precise mechanism of cachexia induction is not fully explained. We have developed synthetic double-stranded oligodeoxynucleotides (ODN) as 'decoy' cis-elements that block the binding of nuclear factors to promoter regions of targeted genes, resulting in the inhibition of gene transactivation in vivo as well as in vitro. This novel molecular strategy could be useful for treating a broad range of human diseases including cancer. In this study, we injected decoy ODN targeting the transcriptional factor, NF-kappa B (NF kappa B) binding cis-elements, which are essential for transactivation of gene expression of cytokines, directly into tumors of adenocarcinoma colon26 in mice, in order to examine whether or not cachexia is alleviated by inhibiting the action of cytokines. Tumor growth was not affected by transfection of NF kappa B decoy ODN as compared with scrambled decoy ODN. Nevertheless, transfection of NF kappa B decoy, but not scrambled decoy, ODN resulted in attenuation of the reductions in body weight, epididymal fat, gastrocnemius muscle mass and food intake, which were induced by the tumor presence. Interleukin 6 mRNA in the tumor was also markedly decreased by the transfection of NF kappa B decoy ODN. It is known that the transcriptional factor E2F plays a pivotal role in the coordinated transactivation of cell cycle regulatory genes. Therefore, we hypothesized that the introduction of synthetic double-stranded DNA with high affinity for E2F in vivo as 'decoy' cis-elements might inhibit the tumor growth of colon26, resulting in turn in inhibition of cachexia induction. However, injection of E2F decoy ODN failed to inhibit tumor growth and cachexia induction, as compared with mismatched decoy ODN. Overall, the present study demonstrated that cachexia induced by adenocarcinoma colon26 was inhibited by blocking of NF kappa B, using a novel molecular decoy strategy, without an effect on tumor growth, and also that tumor growth and cachexia induction in the colon26 model were not affected by E2F decoy ODN. These results suggest that cytokines regulated by NF kappa B may play a pivotal role in the induction of cachexia by colon26, providing a new therapeutic strategy for cancer cachexia.  (+info)

Effect of a cachectic factor on carbohydrate metabolism and attenuation by eicosapentaenoic acid. (6/649)

The effect of a proteolysis-inducing factor (PIF), produced by cachexia-inducing tumours on glucose utilization by different tissues and the effect of pretreatment with the polyunsaturated fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), has been determined using the 2-deoxyglucose tracer technique. Mice receiving PIF showed a profound depression of body weight (2.3 g) over a 24-h period, which was completely abolished by pretreatment with a monoclonal antibody to PIF or by 3 days pretreatment with EPA at 500 mg kg(-1). Animals receiving PIF exhibited a marked hypoglycaemia, which was effectively reversed by both antibody and EPA pretreatment. There was an increase in glucose utilization by brain, heart and brown fat, but a decrease by kidney, white fat, diaphragm and gastrocnemius muscle after administration of PIF. Changes in organ glucose consumption were attenuated by either monoclonal antibody, EPA, or both. There was a decrease in 2-deoxyglucose uptake by C2C12 myoblasts in vitro, which was attenuated by EPA. This suggests a direct effect of PIF on glucose uptake by skeletal muscle. These results suggest that in addition to a direct catabolic effect on skeletal muscle PIF has a profound effect on glucose utilization during cachexia.  (+info)

Weight loss and low body cell mass in males with lung cancer: relationship with systemic inflammation, acute-phase response, resting energy expenditure, and catabolic and anabolic hormones. (7/649)

The aim of the present study was to investigate, in human lung cancer, the relationship between weight loss and the existence of a low body cell mass (BCM) on the one hand, and the putative presence of systemic inflammation, an increased acute-phase response, anorexia, hypermetabolism and changes in circulating levels of several anabolic and catabolic hormones on the other. In 20 male lung cancer patients, pre-stratified by weight loss of >/=10% (n=10) or of <10% (n=10), the following measurements were performed: BCM (by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry/bromide dilution), circulating levels of sTNF-R55 and sTNF-R75 (soluble tumour necrosis factor receptors of molecular masses 55 and 75 kDa respectively), interleukin-6, lipopolysaccharide-binding protein, albumin, appetite (scale of 0-10), resting energy expenditure (by indirect calorimetry) and circulating levels of catabolic (cortisol) and anabolic [testosterone, insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I)] hormones. Compared with the patients with a weight loss of <10%, those with a weight loss of >/=10% were characterized by higher levels of sTNF-R55 (trend towards significance; P=0.06), and lower levels of albumin (27.4 compared with 34.4 mmol/l; P=0.02), testosterone (13.2 compared with 21.5 nmol/l; P=0.01) and IGF-I (119 compared with 184 ng/ml; P=0.004). In the patient group as a whole, the percentage weight loss was significantly correlated with sTNF-R55 (r=0.59, P=0.02), albumin (r=-0.63, P=0.006) and IGF-I (r=-0.50, P=0.02) levels. Height-adjusted BCM was significantly correlated with sTNF-R55 (r=-0.57, P=0.03), sTNF-R75 (r=-0.50, P=0. 04), lipopolysaccharide-binding protein (r=-0.50, P=0.04), albumin (r=0.56, P=0.02) and resting energy expenditure/BCM (r=-0.54, P=0. 03), and there was a trend towards a correlation with IGF-I concentration (r=0.44, P=0.06). We conclude that, in human lung cancer, weight loss and the presence of a low BCM are associated with systemic inflammation, an increased acute-phase response and decreased levels of IGF-I. In addition, a decreased BCM is associated with hypermetabolism.  (+info)

Differential reconstitution of mitochondrial respiratory chain activity and plasma redox state by cysteine and ornithine in a model of cancer cachexia. (8/649)

The mechanism of wasting, as it occurs in malignant diseases and various etiologically unrelated conditions, is still poorly understood. We have, therefore, studied putative cause/effect relationships in a murine model of cancer cachexia, C57BL/6 mice bearing the fibrosarcoma MCA-105. The plasma of these mice showed decreased albumin and increased glutamate levels, which are typically found in practically all catabolic conditions. Skeletal muscles from tumor-bearing mice were found to have an abnormally low mitochondrial respiratory chain activity (mito.RCA) and significantly decreased glutathione (GSH) levels. The decrease in mito.RCA was correlated with an increase in the i.m. GSH disulfide/GSH ratio, the plasma cystine/thiol ratio, and the GSH disulfide/GSH ratio in the bile. This is indicative of a generalized shift in the redox state extending through different body fluids. Treatment of tumor-bearing mice with ornithine, a precursor of the radical scavenger spermine, reversed both the decrease in mito.RCA and the change in the redox state, whereas treatment with cysteine, a GSH precursor, normalized only the redox state. Treatment of normal mice with difluoromethyl-ornithine, a specific inhibitor of ornithine decarboxylase and spermine biosynthesis, inhibited the mito.RCA in the skeletal muscle tissue, thus illustrating the importance of the putrescine/spermine pathway in the maintenance of mito.RCA. Ornithine, cysteine, and N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) also reconstituted the abnormally low concentrations of the GSH precursor glutamate in the skeletal muscle tissue of tumor-bearing mice. Higher doses, however, enhanced tumor growth and increased the plasma glucose level in normal mice. In the latter, cysteine and NAC also decreased i.m. catalase and GSH peroxidase activities. Taken together, our studies on the effects of ornithine, cysteine, and NAC illuminate some of the mechanistic pathways involved in cachexia and suggest targets for therapeutic intervention.  (+info)

Aim: Explore the prevalence, experience and clinical implications of cardiac cachexia for patients with heart failure. A mixed methods cross-sectional study involving 3 phases.. Phase 1: Assess a sample (n=357) patients with advanced heart failure for signs of cachexia. Three validated questionnaires will be completed ( FACIT- fatigue, EuroQol 5- quality of life, FAACT- Functional assessment).. Phase 2: Semi-structured interviews with patients identified with cardiac cachexia ( n=12) and their caregiver ( n=12). Phase 3: Workshop with key stakeholders to discuss findings and determine practice & future research implications. ...
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease in which pro-inflammatory cytokines, including tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha, play a crucial role. The chronic inflammation, combined with reduced physical activity, leads to muscle wasting whereas fat mass would be maintained; the resulting abnormal metabolic state is described as rheumatoid cachexia. Since the loss of muscle volume would be compensated by the increased fat mass, body mass index (BMI) is reported not to reflect the nutritional status in RA patients. The implication of rheumatoid cachexia for cardiovascular risk and clinical prognosis is not clearly understood, however, adequate control of disease activity in combination with appropriate physical exercise could be the most important strategy to control rheumatoid cachexia and related metabolic problems.
Cachexia is a multifactorial syndrome that manifests during the advanced stage of chronic diseases and is characterized by a progressive loss of body mass sustained by underlying inflammation. The ApcMin/+ mouse is an established model of cachexia that exhibits a gradual loss of body mass correlating with increasing tumor burden and plasma IL - 6 levels. Moreover it also mimics other secondary characteristics observed in cachectic patients like splenomegaly, elevated plasma endotoxin levels, gut barrier dysfunction, hypogonadism and an overall hypermetabolic state. Liver controls the energy metabolism in the body by regulating glucose and lipid metabolism, glycogen storage, filtration of toxins from the portal blood, secretion of essential plasma protein like albumin and other acute phase proteins. As cachexia development results from sustained elevated energy demands, it can be speculated that liver might play a role in development of cachexia progression. The purpose of this study thus was to examine
TY - JOUR. T1 - Cachexia-associated adipose loss induced by tumor-secreted leukemia inhibitory factor is counterbalanced by decreased leptin. AU - Arora, Gurpreet K.. AU - Gupta, Arun. AU - Narayanan, Sriram. AU - Guo, Tong. AU - Iyengar, Puneeth. AU - Infante, Rodney E.. PY - 2018/7/26. Y1 - 2018/7/26. N2 - Cachexia syndrome consists of adipose and muscle loss, often despite normal food intake. We hypothesized that cachexia-associated adipose wasting is driven in part by tumor humoral factors that induce adipocyte lipolysis. We developed an assay to purify secreted factors from a cachexia-inducing colon cancer line that increases lipolysis in adipocytes and identified leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) by mass spectrometry. Recombinant LIF induced lipolysis in vitro. Peripheral LIF administered to mice caused ,50% loss of adipose tissue and ,10% reduction in body weight despite only transient hypophagia due to decreasing leptin. LIF-injected mice lacking leptin (ob/ob) resulted in persistent ...
Cancer cachexia is characterized by a hypermetabolic state that leads to catabolism that is responsible for reductions in lean mass.These catabolic changes are accompanied by an increase in total energy expenditure, but a decrease in voluntary energy expenditure that ultimately results clinically in cachexia and its symptoms of lethargy, fatigue, weakness and general malaise (Kotler DP. Cachexia. Ann Intern Med. 2000; 133:622-634).. The prevalence of cachexia increases from 50 percent at presentation to more than 80 percent before death from malignancy. In over 20 percent of cancer patients, cachexia is the cause of death (Bruera E. Anorexia, cachexia and nutrition. Br Med J 1997;315:1219-1222). Cancer cachexia leads to shorter survival, decreased response rates and increased toxicity to chemotherapy, weakness, and an overall decreased quality of life (DeWys et al. Prognostic effect of weight loss prior to chemotherapy in cancer patients. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group. Am J Med. 1980 ...
Cancer cachexia is characterized by a hypermetabolic state that leads to catabolism that is responsible for reductions in lean mass.These catabolic changes are accompanied by an increase in total energy expenditure, but a decrease in voluntary energy expenditure that ultimately results clinically in cachexia and its symptoms of lethargy, fatigue, weakness and general malaise (Kotler DP. Cachexia. Ann Intern Med. 2000; 133:622-634).. The prevalence of cachexia increases from 50 percent at presentation to more than 80 percent before death from malignancy. In over 20 percent of cancer patients, cachexia is the cause of death (Bruera E. Anorexia, cachexia and nutrition. Br Med J 1997;315:1219-1222). Cancer cachexia leads to shorter survival, decreased response rates and increased toxicity to chemotherapy, weakness, and an overall decreased quality of life (DeWys et al. Prognostic effect of weight loss prior to chemotherapy in cancer patients. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group. Am J Med. 1980 ...
In a recent study (Zhou et al., 2010), the authors defined the mechanism by which ActRIIB and its ligands regulate cachexia by studying multiple mouse models of cancer. They also investigated the potential therapeutic effects on cancer cachexia of blocking signaling through the ActRIIB signaling pathway. To antagonize the ActRIIB pathway, they engineered a decoy receptor containing the extracellular portion of human ActRIIB fused to the Fc region of IgG2, designated sActRIIB (soluble ActRIIB-Fc). The authors administered this decoy receptor to antagonize the ActRIIB pathway in four distinct mouse models of lethal cancer cachexia: colon26 (C26) murine adenocarcinoma-bearing mice, inhibin-α knockout mice (which develop gonadal tumors) and immunocompromised nude mice bearing either human G361 melanoma or TOV-21G ovarian carcinoma xenografts. By testing diverse models of cancer cachexia with tumors of distinct origin, the authors minimized the possibility that the tumor site or type would influence ...
In a Drosophila model of cancer-induced cachexia, the growth of a tumor (green, right) causes wasting of ovarian tissue (magenta) as compared to a normal host (left).
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Despite the relatively low plasma glucose levels in many cachectic patients, a factor that usually stimulates appetite, a typical characteristic of cachexia is anorexia or loss of appetite. This symptom ...
Although heart failure has traditionally been regarded as a circulatory disorder, physicians have recognized for more than 2500 years that patients with heart failure share many of the clinical features of those afflicted with chronic inflammatory or neoplastic diseases.1 2 As heart failure advances, many patients develop a syndrome known as cardiac cachexia, which is characterized by a profound loss of lean body mass and anorexia and is accompanied by many of the biochemical changes of malnutrition (anemia, hypoalbuminemia, leukopenia, and hypocholesterolemia) and inflammation (increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate, fibrinogen, and acute-phase reactants).3 4 The pathogenesis of cardiac cachexia remained obscure for many years, until it was recognized that patients with cardiac cachexia have high circulating levels of tumor necrosis factor (TNF).5 This pluripotent cytokine causes cachexia, anorexia, and inflammation during long-term administration to experimental animals,6 and high ...
Early intervention against cachexia necessitates a predictive model. The aims of this study were to identify predictors of cachexia development and to create and evaluate accuracy of a predictive model based on these predictors. A secondary analysis of a prospective, observational, multicentre study was conducted. Patients, who attended a palliative care programme, had incurable cancer and did not have cachexia at baseline, were amenable to the analysis. Cachexia was defined as weight loss (WL) | 5% (6 months) or WL | 2% and body mass index| 20 kg/m2. Clinical and demographic markers were evaluated as possible predictors with Cox analysis. A classification and regression tree analysis was used to create a model based on optimal combinations and cut-offs of significant predictors for cachexia development, and accuracy was evaluated with a calibration plot, Harrells c-statistic and receiver operating characteristic curve analysis. Six-hundred-twenty-eight patients were included in the analysis. Median
TY - JOUR. T1 - Zinc-α2-glycoprotein, a lipid mobilizing factor, is expressed in adipocytes and is up-regulated in mice with cancer cachexia. AU - Bing, Chen. AU - Bao, Yi. AU - Jenkins, John. AU - Sanders, Paul. AU - Manieri, Monia. AU - Cinti, Saverio. AU - Tisdale, Michael J.. AU - Trayhurn, Paul. PY - 2004/2/24. Y1 - 2004/2/24. N2 - Zinc-α2-glycoprotein (ZAG), a 43-kDa protein, is overexpressed in certain human malignant tumors and acts as a lipid-mobilizing factor to stimulate lipolysis in adipocytes leading to cachexia in mice implanted with ZAG-producing tumors. Because white adipose tissue (WAT) is an endocrine organ secreting a wide range of protein factors, including those involved in lipid metabolism, we have investigated whether ZAG is produced locally by adipocytes. ZAG mRNA was detected by RT-PCR in the mouse WAT depots examined (epididymal, perirenal, s.c., and mammary gland) and in interscapular brown fat. In WAT, ZAG gene expression was evident in mature adipocytes and in ...
Tumour cells may initiate the inflammatory response as effectively as invading pathogens. However, while the inflammatory process may be effective in dealing with single malignant cells, once cancer is established the inflammatory process becomes a cause of the patients demise, rather than a means of destroying the tumour. In addition to stimulating the cytokine mediated and hormonal aspects of the inflammatory response, tumour specific products also add to the level of inflammatory stress in the patient.. The tissue depletion that occurs during inflammation is different qualitatively to that seen during starvation and forms part of the syndrome of cancer cachexia. While starvation results primarily in fat loss, with secondary loss in muscle and visceral protein mass, cachexia results almost equally in fat and protein loss. Losses of up to 75% of body stores can occur.3 Furthermore visceral protein mass is relatively preserved. While the desire to eat is strong in starvation, in cachexia severe ...
The development of espindolol for the treatment of cancer cachexia entered a new phase this month, with the formation of a new spin out company Actimed Therapeutics. Actimed was founded by Profs Andrew Coats and Stefan Anker, two leading cardiologists and inventors of the background intellectual property for the use of beta adrenergic blockers in the treatment of cachexia. Numedicus improved on this technology in the identification of a single isomer of pindolol, and the filing of a patent (now granted worldwide) for the treatment of cachexia.. Espindolol is an improvement on the general utility of beta blockade, since it combines three mechanisms of action in one molecule: beta-1 adrenergic inhibition for the prevention of excess catabolism, partial beta-2 adrenergic agonism to promote anabolism and interaction with 5-HT1A receptors to combat fatigue. In in vivo testing, espindolol outperformed all other beta blockers in various measures of cachexia; and in a Phase IIb clinical trial, ...
Cancer-associated muscle wasting (CAW), a symptom of cancer cachexia, is associated with approximately 20% of lung cancer deaths and remains poorly characterized on a mechanistic level. Current animal models for lung cancer-associated cachexia are limited in that they (1) primarily employ flank transplantation methods, (2) have short survival times not reflective of the patient condition, and (3) are typically performed in young mice not representative of mean patient age. This study investigates a new model for lung cancer-associated cachexia that can address these issues and also implicates muscle regeneration as a contributor to CAW. We used tail vein injection as a method to introduce tumor cells that seed primarily in the lungs of mice. Body composition of tumor-bearing mice was longitudinally tracked using NMR-based, echo magnetic resonance imaging (echoMRI). These data were combined with histological and molecular assessments of skeletal muscle to provide a complete analysis of muscle wasting. In
DESCRIPTION provided by applicant Chronic kidney disease CKD is a major public health problem in the US with an estimated prevalence of million patients enter hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis programs yearly A serious complication in of patients with CKD is cachexia or muscle wasting which decreases quality of life and increases morbidity and mortality Unfortunately there are no agents available in the clinic to treat CKD induced cachexia We determined that expression of myostatin a member of the TGF peptide hormone family and the major negative regulator of muscle mass is increased in the skeletal muscles of patients and mice with CKD Blocking myostatin in CKD mice with a humanized myostatin peptibody prevented CKD induced cachexia raising the possibility of using it to treat cachexia in CKD patients However a similar myostatin targeting strategy was halted in Phase I due to unexplained nose and gum bleeding We discovered that CKD in patients and mice activates signal transducer and ...
Cachexia, sometimes referred to as cancer cachexia or cancer anorexia cachexia, is a wasting syndrome in which both fat and muscle are lost due to the presence of a chronic disease, such as cancer, and malnourishment (not eating enough nutrients).
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Although initial qualitative observations suggested an absence of gross pathology at the NMJ, more subtle changes in NMJ morphology could still have been present in the cachectic patients. We therefore undertook a comprehensive NMJ-morph analysis of all patient NMJs (Figure 3 and Supplemental Table 2). NMJs from RA were initially compared with our existing database of human NMJs from several lower limb muscles (24) to determine their likeness (or otherwise) to established human NMJ morphology in other muscle groups. NMJ-morph analysis revealed comparable NMJ morphology across RA and 4 lower limb muscles (Supplemental Figure 2).. Quantitative NMJ-morph analyses confirmed that there were no significant differences in any aspect of NMJ morphology in RA across the 3 patient groups (Figure 3 and Supplemental Table 2). Crucially, and in stark contrast to predictions based on mechanistic animal models, there was no evidence of denervation (defined by percentage overlap [Figure 3C] between nerve ...
Purpose Patients with cancer frequently experience an involuntary loss of weight (in particular loss of muscle mass), defined as cachexia, with profound implications for independence and quality of life. The rate at which such patients physical performance declines has not been well established. The aim of this study was to determine the change in muscle strength and function over 8 weeks in patients with already established cancer cachexia, to help inform the design and duration of physical activity interventions applicable to this patient group. Methods Patients with thoracic and gastrointestinal cancer and with unintentional weight loss of , 5% in 6 months or BMI , 20 plus 2% weight loss were included. Physical and functional assessments (baseline, 4 weeks, 8 weeks) included isometric quadriceps and hamstring strength, handgrip, standing balance, 10-m walk time and timed up and go. Results Fifty patients (32 male), mean ± SD age 65 ± 10 years and BMI 24.9 ± 4.3 kg/m2, were recruited. ...
Background Cancer cachexia, mainly characterized by muscle atrophy and subsequent cancer induced weight loss (CIWL), is attributed to about a third of cancer deaths. Despite worsening prognoses with the symptoms, clinical factors involved and the effect of CIWL to the overall status remain unexplained. We planned a prospective cohort study, Japan Nutrition and QOL survey in patients with advanced NSCLC study to investigate changes in CIWL in relation to grip, QOL, and clinical parameters to understand their effects on prognosis.. Method Untreated stage IV NSCLC patients with ECOG PS of 0-2 were registered. Their body weight (BW), grip, QOL, Karnofsky Performance Scale, biochemical assay, and survival were recorded every four weeks for one year from the start of cancer treatments. Patients were classified by BW loss ≥ 5% and cachexia diagnosis by BW loss, fatigue, anorexia, and abnormal assay results. Estimated survival curves were drawn by Kaplan-Meier method, and Log-rank test was applied. To ...
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BACKGROUND: Cancer cachexia (CAC) reduces patient survival and quality of life. Developments of efficient therapeutic strategies are required for the CAC treatments. This long-term process could be shortened by the drug-repositioning approach which exploits old drugs approved for non-cachexia disease. Amiloride, a diuretic drug, is clinically used for treatments of hypertension and edema due to heart failure. Here, we explored the effects of the amiloride treatment for ameliorating muscle wasting in murine models of cancer cachexia. METHODS: The CT26 and LLC tumor cells were subcutaneously injected into mice to induce colon cancer cachexia and lung cancer cachexia, respectively. Amiloride was intraperitoneally injected daily once tumors were formed. Cachexia features of the CT26 model and the LLC model were separately characterized by phenotypic, histopathologic and biochemical analyses. Plasma exosomes and muscle atrophy-related proteins were quantitatively analyzed. Integrative NMR-based ...
These findings indicate that circulating levels of tumor necrosis factor are increased in cachectic patients with chronic heart failure and that this elevation is associated with the marked activation of the renin-angiotensin system seen in patients with end-stage cardiac disease.
In this study, we investigated the male rats to avoid the effect of hormonal changes of oestrus cycles of females21. Progressive loss of body fat and lean body mass accompanied by profound weakness, anorexia, and anemia accompanying cancer is referred to as cachexia. Unlike starvation, the weight loss seen in cachexia results equally from loss of fat and lean muscle22. There is some correlation between the tumour burden and the severity of the cachexia13. It is suspected that tumour necrosis factor (TNF) produced by macrophages in response to tumour cells or by the tumour cells themselves mediates cachexia23. TNF at high concentrations mobilizes fats from tissue stores and suppress appetite; both activities would contribute to cachexia (or weight loss). Other cytokines, such as IL-1, IL-6 and interferon-γ, synergizes with TNF to cause weight loss (or cachexia)23. Mice bearing ectopically-implanted C26 colon carcinoma are widely used as an experimental model of cancer cachexia24. The weight loss ...
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Purpose: Cachexia is a complex metabolic syndrome associated with underlying illness and characterized by reduced muscle mass and in some studies also reduced fat mass. Cachexia is defined by unintentional non-oedematous weight loss of at least 5 % in ≤ 12 months. No prospective studies have evaluated changes in body composition over time. Thus we studied, in a prospective manner, alterations in body composition in patients with heart failure (HF) with and without cardiac cachexia.. Methods: From 2009-2011 we screened 627 HF patients and identified 19 with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and cachexia as defined. They were matched with 19 HF patients without cachexia with a single match by kidney function, age and gender. Body composition was assessed 3 times during 12 months by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) measuring muscle and fat mass as well as fat distribution (abdominal and gynoid fat). No changes in diuretic dosage were made in this period.. Results: The ...
Cancer cachexia is a complex metabolic disease accounting for approximately one third of all cancer-related deaths worldwide. So far, there is no effective therapy for this muscle wasting disease. Researchers from the Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) in Jena, Germany, show that the extracellular ligand Wnt7a effectively counteracts muscle wasting through activation of the anabolic AKT/mTOR pathway and thereby reverts the loss of muscle stem cell functionality and muscle mass. The results have now been published in the journal Molecular Therapy: Oncolytics.. Jena. Cancer Cachexia often occurs in cancer patients in an advanced state. This metabolic wasting syndrome leads to severely reduced muscle mass and fat tissue, which cannot be reversed by nutritional support. Furthermore, muscle regeneration is affected during cancer cachexia due to impaired muscle stem cell function. A problem that also occurs often in the aging process. Cancer cachexia is associated with a poor ...
2019 The Author(s). Background: Most advanced elderly cancer patients experience fatigue, anorexia, and declining physical function due to cancer cachexia, for which effective interventions have not been established. We performed a phase I study of a new nonpharmacological multimodal intervention called the nutritional and exercise treatment for advanced cancer (NEXTAC) program and reported the excellent feasibility of and compliance with this program in elderly patients with advanced cancer who were at risk for cancer cachexia. We report here the background, hypothesis, and design of the next-step multicenter, randomized phase II study to evaluate the efficacy of the program, the NEXTAC-TWO study. Methods: Patients with chemo-naïve advanced non-small cell lung cancer or pancreatic cancer, age ≥ 70 years, performance status ≤2, with adequate organ function and without disability according to the modified Katz index will be eligible. In total, 130 participants will be recruited from 15 ...
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The aim was to investigate the serum levels of leptin, TNF-alpha, IL-1 beta, IL-6, insulin, and growth hormone in patients with upper gastrointestinal cancer and cachexia. A total of 39 patients with various advanced stage (stage IV) gastrointestinal malignancies were enrolled. These cancer patients were divided into two groups according to the presence or absence of cachexia. Fifteen healthy adults were recruited as the control group. Body mass index (BMI; kg/m2) was calculated. Serum leptin, tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α interleukin (IL)-1 beta, interleukin (IL)-6, growth hormone, insulin, glucose, triglyceride, total protein, albumin, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and CRP were measured. In both cancer groups (cachectic and non-cachectic) body mass index and serum leptin levels were lower than controls (p , 0.001). Serum IL-1 beta, IL-6, and growth hormone levels were higher in both cachectic and non-cachectic groups than those of controls (p , 0.05). Serum TNF-α level in non-cachectic ...
A European animal study has found that L-carnitine supplementation could become part of treatment for cancer-related cachexia.. Cancer-related cachexia is a devastating wasting syndrome, where the sufferer experiences dramatic muscle loss and weight loss. This is caused by the bodys own immune system which is attempting to fight the cancer, but breaks down and destroys skeletal muscle and fat tissue.. It usually occurs in advanced cancer, and severely affects quality of life. Some patients with cancer cachexia become so frail they cannot even walk.. The National Cancer Institute estimates that about a third of all cancer deaths are caused by cancer cachexia. This is not only due to extreme frailty, but also because cachexia hinders treatment responses.. S Busquets, R Serpe, et al, part of the Cancer Research Group, Departament de Bioquímica i Biologia Molecular, Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, developed an animal trial to study the effects of L-carnitine on ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Its more than low BMI. T2 - prevalence of cachexia and associated mortality in COPD. AU - McDonald, Merry-Lynn N.. AU - Wouters, Emiel F. M.. AU - Rutten, Erica. AU - Casaburi, Richard. AU - Rennard, Stephen. AU - Lomas, David A.. AU - Bamman, Marcas. AU - Celli, Bartolome. AU - Agusti, Alvar. AU - Tal-Singer, Ruth. AU - Hersh, Craig P.. AU - Dransfield, Mark. AU - Silverman, Edwin K.. PY - 2019/5/22. Y1 - 2019/5/22. KW - COPD. KW - Cachexia. KW - BODE. KW - Weight loss. KW - BMI. KW - FAIL. U2 - 10.1186/s12931-019-1073-3. DO - 10.1186/s12931-019-1073-3. M3 - Article. VL - 20. JO - Respiratory Research. JF - Respiratory Research. SN - 1465-9921. M1 - 100. ER - ...
According to the most recent consensus statement (Muscaritoli et al 2010), cachexia can be defined as weight loss exceeding 5% within the previous 3-12 months in patients with long term chronic conditions OR BMI < 20 kg/m², combined with symptoms characteristic for cachexia,
Meaning: bad general state of health, 1550s (from 1540s in Englished form cachexy), from Latinized form of Greek kakhexia bad… See more.
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Cancer cachexia is characterized as a multifactorial syndrome defined by an ongoing loss of adipose and skeletal muscle mass that cannot be fully reversed by conventional nutritional support and leads to progressive functional impairment. Current data indicate that more than half of all cancer patients show evidence of the cachexia syndrome, leading to substantial impairment of respiratory muscle function and contributing to poor quality of life and decreased survival.. ...
Cancer cachexia is characterized as a multifactorial syndrome defined by an ongoing loss of adipose and skeletal muscle mass that cannot be fully reversed by conventional nutritional support and leads to progressive functional impairment. Current data indicate that more than half of all cancer patients show evidence of the cachexia syndrome, leading to substantial impairment of respiratory muscle function and contributing to poor quality of life and decreased survival.. ...
Virtually all patients with pancreatic cancer develop weight loss and this can progress to significant muscle wasting (cachexia). Such cachexia is associated with reduced treatment tolerance, quality of life and survival. At the same time, more than a third of pancreatic cancer patients are either overweight/obese or have clinical/sub-clinical diabetes. Obesity can mask the development of muscle wasting and, in theory may even act along with diabetes to accelerate loss of skeletal muscle. At present there is no approved treatment for the management of cancer cachexia. Fatty muscle (myosteatosis) is a feature of obesity, diabetes and cancer cachexia and has recently been associated with markedly shortened survival in cancer patients. However, it is not known whether in patients with pancreatic cancer, the accumulation of fat in muscle plays a primary role in muscle wasting or is simply a bystander. The present project seeks to explore this relationship by determining whether there is an ...
Hippocrates described a syndrome of wasting and progressive inanition among patients who were ill and dying. The Greek words kakos, meaning bad things, and hexus, meaning state of being, have led to the term cachexia to describe this syndrome. Cachex
The present invention relates to therapy and the use of agents in the therapy of cachexia and wasting syndromes due to diseases other than congestive heart failure. Cachexia occurs in a number of other chronic diseases, like liver cirrhosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic renal failure, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis. Cachexia and weight loss are linked to inflammatory processes and they are linked to increased mortality and/or morbidity. Cytokine activation is a potential causal mechanism for the development of cachexia also in these other diseases. The invention describes a method of treating or ameliorating body wasting or cachexia in a patient with liver cirrhosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic renal failure, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis in a patient. The method comprises administering to the patient an effective amount of a compound that is able to reduce the production, absorption and/or the effect of an endotoxin (lipopolysaccharide; LPS). The invention
Numedicus is please to note the report from PsiOxus, on the outcome of a Phase II trial of MT-102, or s-pindolol, in cancer cachexia. David Cavalla is inventor of this technology (see EP2094254B1).. MT-102 is a first-in-class product in this difficult indication, demonstrating significant benefit against the primary endpoint, weight loss/gain. In a trial of 87 patients over 16 weeks, involving 2 dose levels plus placebo, patients on the higher dose of active drug actually gained weight relative to the loss of weight suffered in the placebo group.. Pharmacologically, MT-102 does three things: oppose excess catabolic drive via beta-1 adrenergic antagonism, increase tissue anabolism via partial beta-1 adrenergic agonism, and antagonise fatigue via 5-HT1A receptors. No other existing compound has this profile, and it previously proved superior to all other tested beta blockers (including racemic pindolol) in preclinical models.. ...
Background Anorexia Cachexia syndrome (ACS) is a common and devastating condition in cancer patients. It is poorly defined and heterogeneous, with many difficulties in conducting research and translating those findings into practice. A literature review revealed that patients experience of the care offered by healthcare professionals was generally negative. Professionals were seen to avoid the issue or offer scanty/ineffective advice. It was hypothesised that proactive, systematic management could overcome some of these barriers. This was seen in an interventional study of such an approach, QISAM (Quantifying the impact of Standardised Assessment and Management).. ...
Skeletal muscle atrophy is a major health concern and can be caused by denervation, immobility, or chronic disease states, such as diabetes and cancer. Previous work had found that the denervated muscles were more responsive to the cytokine TWEAK, and the same group now reports that the scaffold and ubiquitin ligase TRAF6 is involved in the activation of various signaling molecules implicated in muscle atrophy, including c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38 MAPK), AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), and nuclear factor κB (NF-κB). TRAF6 was abundant in undifferentiated myoblasts (C2C12) and in developing skeletal muscle of young mice, but its abundance decreased in differentiated myotubes (C2C12 cells) and in adult mice. In multiple paradigms that cause muscle atrophy (denervation or mouse models of cancer-induced cachexia or diabetes), TRAF6 transcription, protein abundance, and ubiquitylation increased in the atrophying muscles. Although muscle-specific ...
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The anx/anx mouse displays poor appetite and lean appearance and is considered a good model for the study of anorexia nervosa. To identify new genes involved in feeding behavior and body weight regulation we performed an expression profiling in the hypothalamus of the anx/anx mice. Using commercial microarrays we detected 156 differentially expressed genes and validated 92 of those using TaqMan low-density arrays. The expression of a set of 87 candidate genes selected based on literature evidences was also quantified by TaqMan low-density arrays. Our results showed enrichment in deregulated genes involved in cell death, cell morphology and cancer as well as an alteration of several signaling circuits involved in energy balance including neuropeptide Y and melanocortin signaling. The expression profile along with the phenotype led us to conclude that anx/anx mice resemble the anorexia-cachexia syndrome typically observed in cancer, infection with human immunodeficiency virus or chronic diseases, ...
We can diagnose cachexy in children whose BMI is ,5 percentiles and under 3-rd negative deviation. The aetiology of poor state of nutrition can be: incorrect feeding, frequent infections, congenital defects, improper care or a combination of the previous situations.. Authors present four cachectic patients: two children suffering of trisomy 21, who had associated each one heart malformation: first, a boy, N. S., aged 7 and weighting 12 Kg had Fallot tetralogy and bacterial endocarditis; second, a girl, P. S, 43 months aged, weighting 10 Kg, had ventricular septal defect and acute interstitial pneumonia. The third cachectic patient was a girl aged 8, weighting 13 kg, D. C. with Seckel syndrome, admitted for staphylococcal pneumonia; the fourth is a 11 years girl weighting 12 Kg, P. D. with spastic tetraparesis, microcefaly, diagnosed with severe sepsis.. Only the boy suffering of endocarditis, evaluated to MODS and death; the three girls were discharged healed. Trisomy 21 caused immunodeficiency ...
To evaluate the predictive ability of different creatinine clearance methods as compared with the criterion standard, inulin clearance; and b) to determine which of the predictive methods yields the most accurate estimation of creatinine clearance. Design:Prospective study. Setting:Medical intensive care unit (ICU) of a university-affiliated tertiary care hospital. Interventions:Glomerular filtration rate was measured by the criterion standard, inulin clearance. Patients:Twenty mechanically ventilated adults. Measurements:Renal function was assessed by the following procedures: inulin clearance using a standard protocol, 30-min creatinine clearance, 24-hr creatinine clearance, and creatinine clearance estimates by the Cockcroft-Gault equation. Ideal body weight, total body weight or lean body mass with actual serum creatinine or serum creatinine concentration corrected to 1 mg/dL (85 umol/L) in cachectic patients were sequentially incorporated into the Cockcroft-Gault equation. Results:The Cockcroft
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The cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome (CACS) is a frequent and severe condition in cancer patients. Currently, no pharmacological treatment is approved for the therapy of CACS. Centrally, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is expressed in the nucleus tractus solitarii (NTS) and is implicated in malaise, nausea and food aversion. The NTS is reciprocally connected to brain sites implicated in the control of energy balance including the area postrema (AP), which mediates CACS in certain tumour models. Given the role of GLP-1 as a mediator of anorexia under acute sickness conditions, we hypothesized that brainstem GLP-1 signalling might play a role in the mediation of CACS ...
Tissue protein hypercatabolism (TPH) is a most important feature in cancer cachexia, particularly with regard to the skeletal muscle. The rat ascites hepatoma Yoshida AH-130 is a very suitable model system for studying the mechanisms involved in the processes that lead to tissue depletion, since it induces in the host a rapid and progressive muscle waste mainly due to TPH (Tessitore, L., G. Bonelli, and F. M. Baccino. 1987. Biochem. J. 241:153-159). Detectable plasma levels of tumor necrosis factor-alpha associated with marked perturbations in the hormonal homeostasis have been shown to concur in forcing metabolism into a catabolic setting (Tessitore, L., P. Costelli, and F. M. Baccino. 1993. Br. J. Cancer. 67:15-23). The present study was directed to investigate if beta 2-adrenergic agonists, which are known to favor skeletal muscle hypertrophy, could effectively antagonize the enhanced muscle protein breakdown in this cancer cachexia model. One such agent, i.e., clenbuterol, indeed largely ...
Cachexia is a complex metabolic syndrome that promotes great weight loss, with marked muscle mass wasting. In the last years, many efforts have been directed to improve the understanding of the mechanisms involved in the disease. This syndrome is present in up to 80% of cancer patients and despite its clinical relevance, is underdiagnosed. The orchestration of the molecular and biochemical disruptions observed in cachexia are paralleled by inflammation and the communication among the different body compartments, including the tumor and the skeletal muscle, is still not completely described. One of the mechanisms that may be involved in the transduction of the inflammatory signals and the activation of catabolic status in muscle is the participation of exosomes containing microRNAs and muscle specific microRNAs (MyomiRs). Exosomes are nanovesicles, measuring from 30 to 100 μm, and able to carry microRNAs in the circulation, promoting cell-cell and tissue-tissue communication in an autocrine, paracrine
The review summarizes and discusses the proposed new definitions for sarcopenia and cachexia. It also highlights the overlapping of both conditions and the fact that these conditions frequently occur in elderly patients. Sarcopenia is now recognized as a multifactorial geriatric syndrome. Cachexia...
It is well-established that prostaglandins (PGs) affect tumorigenesis, and evidence indicates that PGs also are important for the reduced food intake and body weight loss, the anorexia-cachexia syndrome, in malignant cancer. However, the identity of the PGs and the PG producing cyclooxygenase (COX) species responsible for cancer anorexia-cachexia is unknown. Here, we addressed this issue by transplanting mice with a tumor that elicits anorexia. Meal pattern analysis revealed that the anorexia in the tumor-bearing mice was due to decreased meal frequency. Treatment with a non-selective COX inhibitor attenuated the anorexia, and also tumor growth. When given at manifest anorexia, non-selective COX-inhibitors restored appetite and prevented body weight loss without affecting tumor size. Despite COX-2 induction in the cerebral blood vessels of tumor-bearing mice, a selective COX-2 inhibitor had no effect on the anorexia, whereas selective COX-1 inhibition delayed its onset. Tumor growth was ...
Loss of muscle bulk happens early in the course of CHF (15)and the development of cachexia is an adverse prognostic feature (16). The origin of the weight loss is not clear, but recent studies have drawn attention to the potential importance of neurohormonal and immune activation. Tumor necrosis factor is elevated in CHF (5,6); there is an increase in the ratio between circulating levels of catabolic and anabolic steroids (3), and an insulin-resistant state develops (17,18). The resting metabolic rate of patients with heart failure is increased (19)and resting leg oxygen consumption has been shown to be increased (8).. Growth hormone is secreted by the anterior pituitary, and mediates its major metabolic effects through activation of somatomedins, predominantly IGF-I (20,21). Levels of GH can be greatly elevated in untreated heart failure (9)and we have found elevated levels in patients with cardiac cachexia (4). Paradoxically, perhaps, there is some evidence for a beneficial effect in patients ...
Beginning with my graduate studies, my research has focused on the identification of the molecular factors that are responsible for muscle wasting, a condition frequently observed in both muscular dystrophies and cancer cachexia. Throughout my PhD training my research involved characterizing the IGF-1 and myostatin signaling pathways by taking advantage of both experimental and clinical studies. Understanding the role of the IL-6/gp130/STAT3 pathway in cachexia has been the subject of my postdoctoral training. The main purpose of my work was to validate a key role for STAT3 in causing muscle atrophy associated with the development of different kinds of cancer. As Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at Indiana University, I am currently developing new experimental models of cancer cachexia (colorectal, ovarian and pancreatic cancer) and investigating novel mediators of muscle wasting in association with chemotherapy, including Folfiri and Folfox. ...
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As discussed in the introduction section, cachexia encompasses much more than just low body weight, and many would argue crude weight is not the most useful outcome measure in this complex patient group. Only half of the studies included in this review measured LBM, with only one study reporting statistically significant results. No studies measured muscle strength. It should be noted that water retention is a common, recognised side effect of progesterone therapy; thus, the nutritional effect of any observed weight gain is unclear. The best way of measuring muscle mass has been debated. The most effective techniques include cross-sectional imaging and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scanning; however, these are expensive and time-consuming (and rarely done in clinical practice). Methods such as bioelectrical impedance and anthropological measurements are simple and cheap; however, accuracy in patients at the extremes of age and body habitus has been questioned.44 ,45 Recent guidelines ...
Loss of skeletal muscle is a major factor in the poor survival of patients with cancer cachexia. This study examines the mechanism of catabolism of skeletal muscle by a tumour product, proteolysis-inducing factor (PIF). Intravenous administration of PIF to normal mice produced a rapid decrease in body weight (1.55 ± 0.12 g in 24 h) that was accompanied by increased mRNA levels for ubiquitin, the Mr 14 000 ubiquitin carrier-protein, E2, and the C9 proteasome subunit in gastrocnemius muscle. There was also increased protein levels of the 20S proteasome core and 19S regulatory subunit, detectable by immunoblotting, suggesting activation of the ATP-ubiquitin-dependent proteolytic pathway. An increased protein catabolism was also seen in C2C12 myoblasts within 24 h of PIF addition with a bell-shaped dose-response curve and a maximal effect at 2-4 nM. The enhanced protein degradation was attenuated by anti-PIF antibody and by the proteasome inhibitors MG115 and lactacystin. Glycerol gradient analysis ...
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Dr Hatice Yamac (Hannover, DE) presented studies in transgenic mice assessing the roles of the pro-angiogenic factor CCN-1 in myocardial infarction. Dr Antonio Lourenco (Porto, PO) reported the effects of a high-calorie diet in ameliorating cardiac cachexia in the monocrotaline model of pulmonary hypertension leading to cardiac failure.. A how-to session heard a comprehensive account from Dr Charles Steenbergen (Baltimore, USA) on approaches to, and the complexities of, measurement of cardiac metabolism. Basic methods centre around measurements of myocardial O2 consumption, the use of labelled substrates to measure rates of metabolic pathways, or techniques that provide information on substrate selection. Dr Knoell illustrated the use of the zebrafish model to discover novel genes associated with cardiovascular diseases, such as the lost contact zebrafish. Dr Rainer Schulz (Essen, DE) delivered a lecture on the roles of mitochondral proteins in cardioprotection. He focussed specifically on ...
A new drug, anamorelin, may be the first ever to effectively improve cancer cachexia. These findings were presented at the 2014 European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress in Madrid, Spain, September 26-30.[1] Cancer cachexia is a wasting condition in which the patient progressively loses significant amounts of bodyweight and muscle mass and suffers from […]. ...
Who We Are The Experimental Cancer Treatment Unit (ECRU) was set up with the purpose of academically enhancing support for early phase clinical trials. Its focus is on providing a single point of engagement for the conduct of Phase 0/1/2 trials. The unit is part of the Department of Medical Oncology and was initiated in 2009. The core team collaborates closely with other clinicians and scientists committed to preclinical and clinical development of new anticancer drugs. Our core interests cover all solid tumours and lymphomas. At ECRU, we coordinate the aspects of modern drug development from target discovery and validation, xenograft drug screening, clinical pharmacology and biomarker correlative clinical trials. This includes the ability to do sequential tumor biopsies for biomarker development in certain trials. Mission of ECRU: ...
Who We Are The Experimental Cancer Treatment Unit (ECRU) was set up with the purpose of academically enhancing support for early phase clinical trials. Its focus is on providing a single point of engagement for the conduct of Phase 0/1/2 trials. The unit is part of the Department of Medical Oncology and was initiated in 2009. The core team collaborates closely with other clinicians and scientists committed to preclinical and clinical development of new anticancer drugs. Our core interests cover all solid tumours and lymphomas. At ECRU, we coordinate the aspects of modern drug development from target discovery and validation, xenograft drug screening, clinical pharmacology and biomarker correlative clinical trials. This includes the ability to do sequential tumor biopsies for biomarker development in certain trials. Mission of ECRU: ...
Many chemotherapy drugs cause a decrease in or complete loss of appetite. Each person is different and there is no way to predict how chemotherapy will affect you. But, appetite loss and weight loss can range from mild to severe and may lead to malnutrition. The decrease in appetite is usually temporary. Your appetite should return after chemotherapy has stopped, but it may take several weeks.. In those with certain types or advanced cancers that are resistant to treatment, cachexia is possible. Cachexia, or wasting, is a significant loss of weight and muscle mass, which can occur without loss of appetite or decreased intake of calories. Treating the cancer is the most effective way to overcome cachexia. Dietary changes or medications have little effect on regaining lost weight.. Because chemotherapy can alter your sensation of taste, the therapy can affect the way some foods taste and smell to you, adding to your poor appetite and weight loss. Your taste and smell should return to normal ...
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Dr. Weeks Comment: cachexia, the wasating associated with chronic cancer, kills more people than does cancer itself. Here is a great way to reverse the cachexia.. Soy Nutrient Reverses Cancer Cell Growth Nitrogenated Isoflavones In fermented Soy Deceive Cancer Cells By Donna Sage, MS. S.A.. ED. NOTE: HEALTHY CELLS stop performing and recreating, and they mutate in ways that ultimately lead to their death, multiplying uncontrollably when cancer takes over. This can lead to tumorformation and serious disease. Cancer is a systemic disease; it involves the body as well as mentalandemotionalcomponents. The whole system must be addressedfor healing to occur. This article addresses a nutrient that shows promise in supporting thephysical body. Cancer cells act like parasites and often develop their own bloodsupply, which takesprotein andother nutrientsfrom the rest ofthe body. When there are many cancer cells, they can circulate through the blood to otherparts of the body. This is called metastasizing. ...
Weight loss is a frequent complication in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is a determining factor of functional capacity, health status, and mortality. Weight loss in COPD is a consequence of increased energy requirements unbalanced by dietary intake. Both metabolic an …
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Solheim, Tora Skeidsvoll; Laird, Barry J; Balstad, Trude Rakel; Stene, Guro Birgitte; Bye, Asta; Johns, Neil; Pettersen, Caroline Hild Hakvåg; Fallon, Marie; Fayers, Peter; Fearon, Kenneth; Kaasa, Stein. (2017) A randomized phase II feasibility trial of a multimodal intervention for the management of cachexia in lung and pancreatic cancer. Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle. vol. 8. ...
Gallos next fraud came with his claim before a world wide AIDS symposium that he has discovered the cause of AIDS, which he claimed was HIV. Problem is that Gallo had once again lied. As I pointed out earlier under the original definition of AIDS the HIV virus was incapable of causing AIDS. Gallos newest lie was going to embarrass the U.S. government even more than his fraudulent claim of discovering the HIV virus when his newest lie was exposed. Therefore, the U.S. government had to come up with a plan quickly to cover up Gallos lie before world scientists pointed out Gallos newest fraud. To cover up the fraud the government quickly redefined the definition of AIDS to include the drop in CD4 counts since this is the only thing the HIV virus can do. HIV cannot create any disease in man. And decreased CD4 cells does not lead to a collapse of the immune system since other immune cells can operate independently of the CD4 cells. By changing the definition of AIDS to fit the HIV virus the ...
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I promise I am not coming over all girly, in a does my bum look big in this? kind of way, but I am on the lookout for a few quickfire diet ideas.. Having just stepped on the weighing scales - something I have avoided doing since sensing my heavier weight coming on and staying, especially when running, cycling or climbing stairs - I finally did so a few moments ago after stepping out of the shower.. It could be resisted no longer, as I was overtaken on Regents Park canal this morning by someone I can only describe as a large-bottomed high end of 30-something female not of naturally athletic bent.. So on I popped … and for the first time since I was on steroids (already admitted in Prelude to Power, to treat ulcerative colitis, rather than for sport/doping reasons) I was on the wrong side of fifteen stone. For the kilogrammers among you, that is above 90, and pointing towards 100. Bad, bad, bad, unless I want to be a heavyweight boxer, for which I may be a bit old.. Now as I am 6 feett 3 ...
EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS. NEW SLIDES added for: 8. Cancer Cell metabolism; 10bis. Tumor dormancy; 12. EMT-Angiogenesis-Metastasis; 14. Cancer cachexia. NEWLY ADDEDD BOOK CHAPTER ROBBINS Chapter 7 Neoplasia(cut). WRITTEN TEST: list of statements for the exam. You will get three statements randomly selected from this list. Read carefully and answer whether the statement is TRUE or FALSE, then add a comment to justify your answer (4-6 sentences, max 10-12 lines). Clear and readable writing is much appreciated.. SUGGESTION: you can test your preparation checking your ability to answer correctly to these statements.. Statements Experimental Oncology exam 2019. Lessons handouts. 1. Cancer OVERVIEW-students. 2. Cancer NOMENCLATURE HYSTOPATHOLOGY-STUDENTS. LESSON 3A-CHEMICAL CARCINOGENESIS-STUDENTS. LESSON 3B- RADIATION and CANCER-STUDENTS. LESSON 3B- RADIATION and CANCER-STUDENTS. Lesson6-AUTOPHAGY-APOPTOSIS and CANCER-STUDENTS. 7.ONCOGENES-ONCOSUPPRESSORS-Students. 8.METABOLISM in CANCER ...
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Loss of appetite (anorexia) and weight (cachexia) are significant concerns for many palliative care patients, and independently predict a poorer prognosis. These pages provide information and evidence regarding appetite problems for health professionals.
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This module focuses on the concept of nutritional balance and turnover, focussing on energy and nitrogen balance in humans and deals with their role in health and disease. It also develops a critical understanding of the metabolic function of micronutrients and to demonstrate the consequences of insufficient and excessive nutrient intakes in human nutrition.. The aims of this module are aligned with the qualification descriptors within the Quality Assurance Agencys Framework for Higher Education Qualifications. Specifically it aims to develop a critical understanding of energy and nitrogen balance and their contribution to human nutritional status. To apply this understanding to practical situations where there are implications for human health, for example, obesity, starvation and cachexia.. To develop a critical understanding of the physiology and biochemistry of micronutrients. To demonstrate the metabolic consequences of insufficient and excessive nutrient intakes in human nutrition. This ...
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"Cancer cachexia: rationale for the MENAC (Multimodal-Exercise, Nutrition and Anti-inflammatory medication for Cachexia) trial ... Although there is only limited scientific evidence on the subject, people with cancer cachexia are encouraged to engage in ... Grande AJ, Silva V, Maddocks M (September 2015). "Exercise for cancer cachexia in adults: Executive summary of a Cochrane ... Sadeghi M, Keshavarz-Fathi M, Baracos V, Arends J, Mahmoudi M, Rezaei N (July 2018). "Cancer cachexia: Diagnosis, assessment, ...
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... and other supplements for the treatment of cachexia in cancer: a European Palliative Care Research Centre cachexia project". ... The efficacy of Juven for the treatment of cancer cachexia was also examined in a phase 3 clinical trial which found a strong ... Further research involving the treatment of cancer cachexia with Juven over a period of several months is required to ... but not rheumatoid cachexia. Clinical trials with Juven for AIDS have also demonstrated improvements in immune status, as ...
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Although androstanolone itself has not been approved for cachexia in any country, an orally active synthetic derivative of ... 766-. ISBN 978-1-133-00809-5. Mantovani G (6 October 2007). Cachexia and Wasting: A Modern Approach. Springer Science & ... Androstanolone (for hypogonadism and cachexia) - AdisInsight Androstanolone (for hypogonadism and BPH) - AdisInsight ... and cachexia (in cancer patients) and in Australia for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It reached phase II ...
Cancer Associated Cachexia He was married to Prof Marie Fallon and together they had two children, Christopher and Katie. " ... He was Professor of Surgical Oncology at the University of Edinburgh with a special interest in Cachexia. He was born in ... Glasgow Herald obituary 16 September 2016 Skipworth, R. J; Ross, J. A (2017). "Ken Fearon". Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and ...
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Increases in myostatin levels during chronic heart failure have been shown to cause cardiac cachexia. Systemic inhibition of ... Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle. 10 (3): 662-686. doi:10.1002/jcsm.12404. PMC 6596402. PMID 30916493. MYO-029 press ...
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... and laboratory changes to categorize patients into non-cachexia, pre-cachexia, cachexia, and refractory cachexia. The Cachexia ... Cachexia is also a significant problem in South America and Africa. The most frequent causes of cachexia in the United States ... Cachexia is also distinct from sarcopenia, or age-related muscle loss, although they often co-exist. The management of cachexia ... Diagnosis of cachexia can be difficult due to the lack of well-established diagnostic criteria. Cachexia can improve with ...
... associated cachexia/anorexia are based on our understanding of the definition of this clinical problem. Efforts to... ... Fearon KCH, Voss AC, Hustead DS; on behalf of the Cancer Cachexia Study Group. Definition of cancer cachexia: effect of weight ... Evans WJ, Morley JE, Argilés J et al. Cachexia: a new definition. Clin Nutr. 2008;27(6):793-9.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar ... Cancer Cachexia Distress Thermometer Skeletal Muscle Index Nutrition Impact Symptom Skeletal Muscle Wasting These keywords were ...
Cachexia is a condition which denotes the excessive loss of weight. It occurs because of the depletion of adipose tissue and ... Causes of Cachexia. Although the exact cause of cachexia is not yet clearly understood, several studies have shown that ... Weight loss in Starvation and Cachexia. Weight loss in cachexia is different from the weight loss that results from starvation ... Cachexia is a condition which denotes the excessive loss of weight. It occurs because of the depletion of adipose tissue and ...
... Guest Editors: M. Seelaender, A. Laviano, S. Busquets, G. P. Püschel, T. Margaria, and M. L. Batista ... Inflammation in Cachexia, M. Seelaender, A. Laviano, S. Busquets, G. P. Püschel, T. Margaria, and M. L. Batista Jr. Editorial ( ... Potential Biomarkers of Fat Loss as a Feature of Cancer Cachexia, Maryam Ebadi and Vera C. Mazurak Review Article (8 pages), ... Cancer Cachexia and MicroRNAs, Rodolfo Gonzalez Camargo, Henrique Quintas Teixeira Ribeiro, Murilo Vieira Geraldo, Emídio Matos ...
... M. Seelaender,1 A. Laviano. ,2 S. Busquets. ,3 G. P. Püschel. ,4 T. Margaria. ,5 and M. L. Batista6. ... The aetiology of cachexia has not been fully unveiled, yet it appears that chronic systemic inflammation is present in the vast ... Cachexia is a complex wasting syndrome associated with a marked detrimental effect upon life quality and survival in patients ... Cancer cachexia-related neuroinflammation is discussed by A. Molfino et al., as the authors propose a conceptual framework in ...
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The Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle is a quarterly peer-reviewed medical journal that covers research relevant to ... As of January 2015, the journal is published by Wiley-Blackwell in association with the Society on Sarcopenia, Cachexia and ... CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) "Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle". 2017 Journal Citation Reports. Web of ... changes in body composition, especially cachexia and sarcopenia, as consequences of chronic illnesses or of the aging process, ...
In this Review, Josep M. Argilés and colleagues discuss the role of different tissues and organs in cancer cachexia and examine ... Cachexia is a multi-organ syndrome associated with cancer. ... Cachexia: a problem of energetic inefficiency. J. Cachexia ... Cachexia is a systemic condition that occurs during many neoplastic diseases, such as cancer. Cachexia in cancer is ... Intramyocellular lipid droplets increase with progression of cachexia in cancer patients. J. Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle 2, 111- ...
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The Greek words kakos, meaning bad things, and hexus, meaning state of being, have led to the term cachexia to describe this ... Cachexia: a new definition. Clin Nutr 2008; 27:793.. *Strasser F. Diagnostic criteria of cachexia and their assessment: ... More recently, clinicians and researchers interested in cachexia have gathered formally to consider the definition of cachexia ... the term cachexia is used in all of these settings. (See Palliative care: Assessment and management of anorexia and cachexia ...
... sometimes referred to as cancer cachexia or cancer anorexia cachexia, is a wasting syndrome in which both fat and muscle are ... What is cachexia? Cachexia, also called cancer cachexia or cancer anorexia cachexia, is a wasting syndrome. It is the loss of ... Cachexia - weight loss greater than 5% of body weight. *Refractory Cachexia - refers to patients with cachexia whose cancer ... How is cachexia treated?. As soon as cachexia is suspected, it is important for a patients nutritional status to be monitored ...
Displaced myonuclei in cancer cachexia suggest altered innervation. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2017;8(6):999-1080.. View ... Fearon KC, Voss AC, Hustead DS, , Cancer Cachexia Study Group. Definition of cancer cachexia: effect of weight loss, reduced ... As cancer cachexia and sarcopenia share similar molecular mechanisms (14), and as cachexia is considered to be a multifactorial ... represent the primary locus of pathology in cachexia. Since the NMJ remains intact in patients with cancer cachexia, promotion ...
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  • About 50% of all cancer patients suffer from cachexia. (
  • Prevalence of cachexia rises in more advanced stages and is estimated to affect 80% of terminal cancer patients. (
  • A viscerally driven cachexia syndrome in patients with advanced colorectal cancer: contributions of organ and tumor mass to whole-body energy demands. (
  • Cachexia affects about an estimated 16-42% of heart failure patients, and nearly 60% of patients with kidney disease. (
  • However, anorexia may be a contributing factor to the muscle wasting seen in patients with cachexia. (
  • Cachexia is a complex wasting syndrome associated with a marked detrimental effect upon life quality and survival in patients with cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic heart failure, AIDS, and chronic kidney disease, among other conditions. (
  • The aetiology of cachexia has not been fully unveiled, yet it appears that chronic systemic inflammation is present in the vast majority of patients. (
  • Taken together, the issue provides insights on the importance of detecting early signs of inflammatory changes in patients and examines the mechanisms that act in concert, inducing cachexia symptoms. (
  • Systemic inflammation is a hallmark of patients with cancer, and the inflammatory response is involved in the metabolic alterations present during cancer cachexia. (
  • Cachexia among US cancer patients. (
  • However, the profound weight loss suffered by patients with cachexia cannot be entirely attributed to poor caloric intake. (
  • Potential pharmacologic therapies for cancer-related anorexia/cachexia syndrome and a separate discussion of assessment and management of anorexia/cachexia in palliative care patients are discussed separately. (
  • However, the measurement of body weight may underestimate the frequency of cachexia in patients who are overweight/obese, or who have gained weight because of edema or a growing tumor mass [ 6,7 ]. (
  • Cancer cachexia most often affects patients with cancers of the upper gastrointestinal tract, including the esophagus, stomach, and pancreas. (
  • Not all cancer patients are affected equally by cachexia. (
  • Refractory Cachexia - refers to patients with cachexia whose cancer treatments are no longer working and have a life expectancy of less than 3 months. (
  • Cachexia is also a cause of distress and anxiety among patients and their family members, as changes in body image are very visible. (
  • Studies of related conditions suggest that pathological targeting of the neuromuscular junction (NMJ) may play a key role in cachexia, but this has yet to be investigated in human patients. (
  • Cancer patients included those with cachexia and weight-stable disease. (
  • 0.0001) in patients with cachexia, NMJ morphology was fully conserved. (
  • Guarana led to weight stabilization and increased appetites in patients with cachexia. (
  • Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in patients with unresectable pancreatic and bile duct cancer may improve cancer cachexia. (
  • Reid J, McKenna H, Fitzsimons D, McCance T. The experience of cancer cachexia: a qualitative study of advanced cancer patients and their family members. (
  • Anorexia and cachexia are common causes of malnutrition in cancer patients. (
  • Cancer patients may have anorexia and cachexia at the same time. (
  • CNBX ), a leader in personalized cannabinoid medicine focused on cancer and its side effects, announced today the results of its pilot study to test the efficacy of Cannabics capsules for the treatment of cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome (CACS) in advanced cancer patients. (
  • The Cachexia Treatment Market is forecasted to grow in the future owing to the rise in cancer patients and unmet needs to overcome cancer symptoms and difficult conditions like cachexia. (
  • Various murine models of cancer cachexia exist that recapitulate the anorexia, rapid weight loss, and catabolism of body protein stores found in human cancer patients. (
  • Galveston, TX- Cachexia can be dangerous for cancer patients, with about 20% of deaths related to the rapid or severe loss of fat and skeletal muscle. (
  • The small study published in the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle provided evidence that testosterone might be effective in combatting cachexia in cancer patients and improving quality of life. (
  • Cachexia is the most common side effect of malignant cancers: At least half of all patients with cancer are affected by cachexia. (
  • Patients with cachexia generally die more quickly than those without it. (
  • Dr. Schachter says cachexia probably happens to mesothelioma patients because it's "thought that these tumors secrete certain chemicals that make the body [react]. (
  • There is a need for well tolerated, long-term approaches to maintain body weight in patients with cachexia or wasting. (
  • The purpose of this review is to highlight the scientific and clinical evidence derived from the recent literature investigating the rationale for and potential medical use of creatine supplementation in patients with cachexia or wasting. (
  • In over 20 percent of cancer patients, cachexia is the cause of death (Bruera E. Anorexia, cachexia and nutrition. (
  • Twenty-nine patients (20 women) with cardiac cachexia [mean age = 76. (
  • Cachexia or wasting is a condition affecting up to 70 percent of cancer patients, depending on the type of cancer. (
  • Cachexia is seen particularly often and most pronounced in patients suffering from cancers of the digestive tract and the lungs. (
  • Cachexia patients frequently have an inflamed fatty liver this was a major clue for this organ being involved. (
  • The management of cancer patients is frequently complicated by the occurrence of cachexia. (
  • a) The fear of cachexia - hospitals particularly in the UK are afraid of cancer patients dying of cachexia. (
  • Managing cachexia - It has now been shown in research that consuming fish oils helps prevent cachexia in lung cancer patients (and I am pretty sure this could be widely extrapolated to include most, if not all, cancers). (
  • Increasing life expectancy worldwide has an impact on the prevalence of age- and lifestyle-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs), contributing to a rise in the number of patients presenting with conditions including cancer cachexia and sarcopenia. (
  • In our latest ask-the-expert interview, DSM's Nutrition Science & Advocacy Lead Scientist, Dr. Barbara Troesch, discusses the key aspects to consider when developing effective and targeted medical nutrition solutions that meet the specific and complex nutritional requirements of patients with cancer cachexia and sarcopenia. (
  • 4 Cancer cachexia is a prevalent condition in cancer patients that have malignant tumor growth, associated with extreme weight loss and wasting of the body, as well as decreased ability to fight infection and withstand cancer treatment. (
  • Called cachexia, this progressive wasting syndrome has long troubled patients and their families, as well as baffled scientists searching for ways to treat or perhaps even prevent it. (
  • Researchers from Canada's McGill University have developed a potential tool that can detect early signs of cachexia in cancer patients, which could impact survival. (
  • A common occurrence in patients with advanced disease, cachexia tends to remain undiagnosed and is an unmet need. (
  • We are losing many cancer patients, not because of their cancer, but because their bodies have undergone important metabolic changes," Antonio Vigano, MD, lead author of the paper and director of the Cancer Rehabilitation Program and Cachexia Clinic at McGill University, explained in a statement . (
  • In severe stages of cachexia, weight loss becomes very important and nutrients can no longer be absorbed or used properly by cancer patients. (
  • In order to save more lives, we need practical and accessible tools that can be effectively used by clinicians in their routine practice to identify patients with cachexia. (
  • Use of routinely available clinical, nutritional, and functional criteria to classify cachexia in advanced cancer patients [published online November 4, 2016]. (
  • While the precise mechanism(s) of cachexia is unclear it is self evident that the inflammatory process is exceedingly strong in weight losing cancer patients. (
  • However, the fentanyl concentrations in the blood of patients with cachexia have not been analyzed. (
  • The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of cancer cachexia on dose-adjusted plasma fentanyl concentrations in cancer patients. (
  • Eight patients were classified as precachexia, nine as cachexia, and four as refractory cachexia, and the median dose-adjusted fentanyl concentrations (ng/mL per mg/kg/day) were 27.5, 34.4, and 44.5, respectively. (
  • Such an increase is associated with a multifactorial and systemic syndrome in cancer cachexia patients, including lower albumin, higher C-reactive protein, and impaired kidney function. (
  • In patients with cancer cachexia, we suggest that evaluation of cancer cachexia might help pain management when using a transdermal fentanyl patch in palliative care. (
  • Most of cancer patients show variable patterns of body loss that is known as cancer associated cachexia (CAC). (
  • Yilmaz, et al argue that cardiac cachexia , if diagnosed late or misdiagnosed, can ultimately lead to problems in children with chronic CHF and chronic shunt hypoxaemia.9 It results in decreased blood supply to patients\' skeletal muscles as it worsens endothelial dysfunction. (
  • Twenty-nine patients (20 women) with cardiac cachexia [mean age = 76.1(4.1) years] and 29 (20 women) healthy controls [mean age = 74.9(4.8) years] were studied. (
  • To provide evidence-based guidance on the clinical management of cancer cachexia in adult patients with advanced cancer.A systematic review of the literature collected evidence regarding nutritional, pharmacologic, and other interventions, such as exercise, for cancer cachexia. (
  • Limitations of the evidence include high drop-out rates, consistent with advanced cancer, as well as variability across studies in outcomes of interest and methods for outcome assessment.Dietary counseling may be offered with the goals of providing patients and caregivers with advice for the management of cachexia. (
  • Cariuk P, Lorite MJ, Todorov PT et al (1997) Induction of cachexia in mice by a product isolated from the urine of cachectic cancer patients. (
  • Pain and cachexia significantly impair function and degrade quality of life in patients suffering from cancer ( 1-7 ). (
  • CIDEA mRNA expression was assessed in s.c. white adipose tissue from 23 cancer cachexia patients, 17 weight-stable cancer patients, and 8 noncancer patients. (
  • In agreement with this, fat cells in cancer cachexia patients are smaller ( 6 ). (
  • Cachexia is common in cancer patients with poor prognoses who have stopped responding to treatment and is responsible for about 20% of cancer deaths. (
  • Though cachexia is not caused by a calorie deficit, it is still critical to make sure patients are eating a well-balanced diet. (
  • Up to 70% of patients with advanced cancer experience anorexia/cachexia syndrome. (
  • 15 Now in phase III of clinical development, accumulated data suggest that anamorelin provides three key benefits long sought by patients with cancer-related anorexia/cachexia and the physicians who treat them: increased appetite, increased LBM, and increased fat mass. (
  • In this regard, the adoption of VitD treatment in patients with cancer cachexia or other chronic diseases should be carefully evaluated, in particular whenever a regenerative process might be involved. (
  • Wigmore SJ, Ross JA, Falconer JS et al (1996) The effect of polyunsaturated fatty acids on the progress of cachexia in patients with pancreatic cancer. (
  • Patients with cancer cachexia have severely impaired quality of life (QoL). (
  • Barreiro E, Puig-Vilanova E, Salazar-Degracia A, Pascual S, Casadevall C, Gea J. The Phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor roflumilast reverts proteolysis in skeletal muscle cells of patients with COPD cachexia. (
  • To study the effects of a megestrol acetate liquid formulation (800 mg/d) on body weight, body composition, caloric intake, and mental outlook in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) who had cachexia. (
  • Cancer has become a constantly increasing problem and thus about 1 % of all people in highly developed countries are hit by cachexia, leading to approximately 9 million patients for Europe, Japan and the US. (
  • Medical Xpress) -- Cachexia, a syndrome characterized by rapid weight loss and muscle deterioration, is a major cause of death among patients suffering from diseases like cancer, AIDS and chronic infection. (
  • To this day, when patients are diagnosed with cachexia, they re sent to palliative care. (
  • Many patients with advanced cancer suffer from cachexia, a condition also called body-wasting or wasting syndrome, which causes significant weight loss, extreme fatigue and reduces quality of life. (
  • Patients with Cancer Cachexia have Insulin Resistance. (
  • Survival of patients (intention-to-treat analysis) with cancer cachexia receiving eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) preparations and placebo. (
  • Patients suffering from cachexia do not usually respond well to treatment till the underlying cause is tackled. (
  • To show you what we re dealing with, 85% to 90% of pancreatic cancer patients have cachexia at the time of diagnosis, Dr. Whitcomb said. (
  • Cachexia affects the majority of patients with advanced cancer and no effective treatment is currently available to address this paraneoplastic syndrome. (
  • Assess a sample (n=357) patients with advanced heart failure for signs of cachexia. (
  • Anti-cachectic therapy in patients with cancer cachexia is so far limited to nutritional support and anabolic steroids. (
  • Cachexia is common and occurs in over 50% of cancer patients and 90% of patients with pancreatic cancer. (
  • New research raises the prospect of more effective treatments for cachexia, a profound wasting of fat and muscle occurring in about half of all cancer patients, raising their risk of death, according to scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. (
  • It may turn out that the PTHrP mechanism is responsible for cachexia in a subset, but not all, cancer patients , Spiegelman suggested. (
  • Patients with upper gastrointestinal and pancreatic cancers are the most likely to develop cachexia, and the condition affects about 80 percent of terminal cancer patients. (
  • Many cancer patients suffer from a loss of body mass known as cachexia. (
  • Approximately 20 percent of cancer related deaths are attributed to the syndrome of cachexia, which in cancer patients is often characterized by a rapid or severe loss of fat and skeletal muscle. (
  • Dr. Melinda Sheffield-Moore, professor and head of the Department of Health and Kinesiology, along with researchers at University of Texas Medical Branch, recently published research in the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle showing that the hormone testosterone is effective at combating cachexia in cancer patients and improving quality of life. (
  • Dr. Sheffield-Moore said doctors sought her expertise in nutrition and metabolism when patients were losing tremendous amounts of weight from cancer cachexia. (
  • Dr. Sheffield-Moore hopes this research will help cancer patients increase quality of life and maintain eligibility to receive standard of care therapy if cachexia ensues. (
  • Cachexia (loss of weight) has been reported by people with hiv infection, pain, osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, rheumatoid arthritis ( latest reports from 4,294 Cachexia patients ). (
  • Determine the safety of the antioxidant-deficient diet (ADD) in controlling cachexia in patients with oropharyngeal cancer receiving chemoradiotherapy. (
  • Determine whether the ADD is effective in improving the tumor cachexia syndrome in these patients. (
  • Phase II trials have highlighted how anamorelin can improve appetite, increase lean body mass and have a positive impact on the quality of life of patients with cancer suffering from anorexia- cachexia. (
  • This alliance is a result of our shared vision with Helsinn to introduce an important new treatment to reduce the burden of anorexia-cachexia syndrome in cancer patients. (
  • Anamorelin is currently being tested in two phase III studies, ROMANA 1 and ROMANA 2 evaluating anamorelin HCI for the treatment of anorexia-cachexia syndrome in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). (
  • These results extend the role of Fn14 in wound repair and muscle development to involvement in the etiology of cachexia and indicate that Fn14 antibodies may be a promising approach to treat cachexia, thereby extending lifespan and improving quality of life for cancer patients. (
  • After sepsis, cachexia is the most frequent cause of death in cancer patients. (
  • Muscle atrophy is a hallmark of cancer-cachexia resulting in impaired function and quality of life and cachexia is the immediate cause of death for 20-40% of cancer patients. (
  • The resulting atrophy leads to a decreased functional ability of the muscle, therefore, muscle atrophy developed during cancer-cachexia leads to an exacerbation in the functional decline of cancer patients. (
  • Cachexia, defined by increased fatigue and loss of muscle function, results from muscle and fat depletion and affects the majority of cancer patients with no effective treatments. (
  • Patients with malignant tumors frequently suffer during disease progression from a syndrome referred to as cancer cachexia (CaCax): CaCax includes skeletal muscle atrophy and weakness, loss of bodyweight, and fat tissues. (
  • Cachexia is a prognostically important development in patients with heart failure. (
  • The aim of this doctoral work was to characterise the nature of cachexia in patients with heart failure (HF) and stable coronary artery disease (CAD), to quantify the loss of muscle mass, and test the hypothesis that muscle wasting is mediated by the activation of tissue cytokines and cell cycle inhibitors. (
  • In conclusion, cachexia in patients with heart failure and stable coronary artery disease predominantly involves the loss of adipose tissue, with no evidence of muscle wasting or inflammation. (
  • See 'Palliative care: Assessment and management of anorexia and cachexia', section on 'Prevalence and clinical significance' and 'Palliative care: Assessment and management of anorexia and cachexia', section on 'Etiology and pathogenesis' . (
  • See 'Pharmacologic management of cancer anorexia/cachexia' and 'Palliative care: Assessment and management of anorexia and cachexia' . (
  • Tisdale MJ (2001) Cancer anorexia and cachexia. (
  • The Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle is a quarterly peer-reviewed medical journal that covers research relevant to changes in body composition, especially cachexia and sarcopenia, as consequences of chronic illnesses or of the aging process, respectively. (
  • Sarcopenia and muscle wasting are associated with reduced exercise capacity affecting quality of life but does not involve weight loss as in cachexia. (
  • Cardiac cachexia is unintentional severe weight loss caused by heart disease. (
  • Cardiac cachexia can require supplemental nutrition. (
  • Chronic administration of ghrelin improves left ventricular dysfunction and attenuates development of cardiac cachexia in rats with heart failure Circulation 2001;104:1430-5. (
  • Other experimental studies have also shown that mice bearing Walker 256 and MAC13/16 tumors developed cardiac cachexia in response to DNA and/or protein oxidative damage in heart tissues [20,36]. (
  • ACE inhibitor therapy delays the onset of cardiac cachexia , said Stefan D. (
  • Cardiac cachexia is weight loss due to the debilitating condition of heart failure. (
  • Weight loss and going down in condition seen in dogs with cardiac disease might be due to anorexia and increased energy demands of the failing heart due to cardiac cachexia (Rhoudebush and Freeman, 1999). (
  • Cardiac cachexia is a serious complication of HF with a prevalence of 16-42% [2] and associated with loss of appetite (anorexia), anemia, systemic inflammation, altered hormones, metabolic abnormalities, and skeletal myopathy. (
  • Cardiac cachexia is undernutrition developing as a consequence of chronic congestive heart failure (CHF) [1]. (
  • 9:774 - their importance for cardiac cachexia . (
  • Megestrol acetate improves cardiac function in a model of cancer cachexia-induced cardiomyopathy by autophagic modulation. (
  • Cachexia also affects the cardiac muscle. (
  • Cachexia, which occurs in the context of a chronic inflammatory response in diseases such as RA, cancer, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, cardiac failure, tuberculosis, inflammatory bowel disease, and chronic lung disease, is always associated with a poor prognosis and cannot be treated with protein-energy repletion alone. (
  • Cardiac cachexia in cats with congestive heart failure: Prevalence and clinical, laboratory, and survival findings. (
  • The most commonly used definition of cardiac cachexia is loss of a percentage of body weight over time. (
  • The presence of increased circulating levels of adiponectin and BNP, their association with each other, and the relationship of each with body composition, energy metabolism and TNF-α suggests these peptides may play an important role in the pathogenesis of cardiac cachexia. (
  • Assessment, diagnostic criteria, management, and new therapy development in cancer - associated cachexia/anorexia are based on our understanding of the definition of this clinical problem. (
  • Efforts to define and develop diagnostic criteria for cancer cachexia are ongoing in the community of experts in clinical cancer cachexia research. (
  • Part of the difficulty in treating cachexia relies on the fact that, in the clinical setting, the syndrome is recognised solely in its most advanced stages, when therapy available to the present day is not able to fully reverse its symptoms. (
  • This topic will review the definitions, pathogenesis, and clinical characteristics of cancer cachexia. (
  • EPCRC Clinical Practice Guidelines on cancer cachexia available online at (Accessed on July 15, 2013). (
  • GlobalData's clinical trial report, Cachexia Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2016" provides an overview of Cachexia clinical trials scenario. (
  • This report provides top line data relating to the clinical trials on Cachexia. (
  • The aim of this study is to determine the clinical phenotype of cachexia specific to individuals with ESKD. (
  • muscle strength (hand held dynamometer), fatigue, anorexia and quality of life to determine if they experience (and to what degree) the known characteristics associated with cachexia.Outcomes from this study will provide much needed data to inform development and testing of potential treatment modalities, aimed at enhancing current clinical practice, policy and education. (
  • Choudhary G, Chakel J, Hancock W et al (1999) Investigation of the potential of capillary electrophoresis with off-line matrix-assisted laser desorption / ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry for clinical analysis: examination of a glycoprotein factor associated with cancer cachexia. (
  • Exercise training is currently recommended for the clinical management of low-grade inflammatory conditions as cancer cachexia. (
  • Cancer cachexia: metabolic alterations and clinical manifestations. (
  • Global Cancer Anorexia-Cachexia Syndrome Disease Clinical. (
  • DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Cancer Anorexia-Cachexia Syndrome Disease - Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2020" clinical trials has been added to's offering. (
  • Cancer Anorexia-Cachexia Syndrome Disease - Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2020" provides an overview of Cancer Anorexia-Cachexia Syndrome Clinical trials scenario. (
  • By targeting the glycolytically active tumor cells that produce pro-cachexia molecules, restricted diet therapies can potentially reduce tumor cachexia. (
  • Inhibition of MuRF1 during tumor cachexia may represent a suitable strategy to attenuate skeletal muscle atrophy and dysfunction. (
  • Although many different tissues and cell types may be responsible for the increase in circulating cytokines, evidence indicates tumors themselves are an important source of factors that may promote cachexia in cancer. (
  • Although the exact cause of cachexia is not yet clearly understood, several studies have shown that inflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF- α), interleukin 6 (IL-6), and interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) may play a role in the development of cachexia. (
  • Weight loss can also occur from cachexia, the increased metabolism of energy due to raised inflammatory cytokines, liver metastases and other factors seen in several advanced cancers. (
  • This rise in cytokines can occur in response to chronic health conditions which trigger cachexia. (
  • On the basis of drug type, the market is segmented into medications that reduce cytokines in the body, stimulate appetite such as Dronabinol, mega sterol acetate and corticosteroids, or medicines that block hormones associated with cachexia. (
  • Bartolome R. Celli, MD, chief of pulmonary care at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston, says that cachexia occurs due to the "secretion of inflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor alpha, also known as cachexin. (
  • In addition, proinflammatory cytokines such as TNFα and IL-6 have also been suggested to promote cancer cachexia ( Tisdale, 2009 ). (
  • ESKD is associated with an increase in inflammatory cytokines and can result in cachexia, with the loss of muscle and fat stores. (
  • The etiology of cachexia is attributed to abnormal metabolism that is thought to be mediated by tumor- and host-derived cytokines and factors. (
  • Cancer-induced pain and cachexia are often studied and treated independently, although both symptoms are strongly linked with chronic inflammation and sustained production of proinflammatory cytokines. (
  • Proinflammatory cytokines including TNF-α and interleukin-6 (IL-6) have been shown to induce cachexia by altering metabolism of lipids and muscle proteins ( 2 , 22 , 23 ). (
  • Sharma R, Anker SD (2002) Cytokines, apoptosis and cachexia:the potential for TNF antagonism. (
  • Cancer-related anorexia/cachexia (CAC) is a complex phenomenon in which metabolic abnormalities, proinflammatory cytokines produced by the host immune system, circulating tumour-derived catabolic factors, decreased food intake, and probably additional unknown factors, all play different roles. (
  • While the HF-cachexia group had elevated circulating levels of TNF-α and IL-6, there was no increased expression of cytokines or CDK inhibitors in the skeletal muscle. (
  • The primary aim of this proposal is to present a novel, multimodal treatment strategy for increasing lean body mass in individuals with cancer who experience cachexia between baseline and day 29 (+/- 3 days). (
  • Measure increases in lean body mass in individuals with cancer who experience cachexia between baseline and day 29 (+/- 3 days). (
  • Cachexia is a condition marked by a loss of appetite, subsequent weight loss, lean body mass/muscle loss, and general weakness. (
  • In some cases, a devastating state of malnutrition known as cachexia arises, brought about by a synergistic combination of a dramatic decrease in appetite and an increase in metabolism of fat and lean body mass. (
  • Moreover, progestagens, the only drugs approved by FDA for cancer-related cachexia, can only increase adipose tissue and have not been confirmed to augment lean body mass. (
  • In cachexia, lean body mass (LBM) is lost while fat mass tends to be maintained or even increased so that body weight, at least in the early stages, can remain stable. (
  • It is important to notify your provider if you begin to lose weight unintentionally, as this one of the first signs of cachexia. (
  • Even though the symptoms and signs of cachexia are usually noticed late in the course of cancer, the process leading to muscle wasting begins very early on after a diagnosis of cancer. (
  • In his endeavor to find the causes of cachexia, Stephan Herzig, an expert in metabolism, took a closer look at the liver as the control center of metabolism for the first time. (
  • Using Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC) cells, which cause tumors and cachexia when injected into mice, the NIH-funded team identified four proteins that boosted heat production in mouse fat cells grown in laboratory dishes. (
  • The researchers carried out two experiments using mice that developed lung tumors and cachexia. (
  • After four weeks, LLC1 mice developed cancerous tumors and cachexia. (
  • People with diabetes, cancer, multiple sclerosis, and HIV may all suffer from cachexia (or wasting disease), and approximately 20% of cancer deaths are due to cachexia. (
  • Diagnostic guidelines and criteria have only recently been proposed despite the prevalence of cachexia and varying criteria, the primary features of cachexia include progressive depletion of muscle and fat mass, reduced food intake, abnormal metabolism of carbohydrate, protein, and fat, reduced quality of life, and increased physical impairment. (
  • Loss of body weight, wasting of both adipose tissue and skeletal muscle and reduced survival rates are among the main features of cachexia. (
  • One of the features of cachexia is the loss of muscle mass, characterized by an imbalance between protein synthesis and protein degradation. (
  • This was taken as indication that IL-6 alone was not responsible for cachexia induction. (
  • The pathogenesis of cancer cachexia is a complex phenomenon that includes nutritional changes, hypoanabolism, the onset of an overall hypercatabolic response that mainly affects proteins and lipids, chronic inflammation and altered energy metabolism. (
  • Cachexia is a perplexing condition that affects people with chronic illnesses. (
  • Anamorelin is a new first-in-class, oral, once daily drug, currently in phase III for the treatment of anorexia-cachexia in NSCLC, a detrimental multifactorial disorder that affects over 50% of people with cancer and in which systemic inflammation, reduced food intake and altered metabolism contribute to loss of muscle mass and reduction of body weight leading to reduced quality of life, functional impairment and decreased survival. (
  • Several factors may induce loss of adipose tissue in cancer cachexia. (
  • lipogenesis in adipose tissue in cancer cachexia . (
  • The RXR agonist LG100268 causes hepatomegaly, improves glycaemic control and decreases cardiovascular risk and cachexia in diabetic mice suffering from pancreatic beta-cell dysfunction. (
  • Cachexia is a marked feature of pancreatic cancer, he said. (
  • It is important to watch for and treat cachexia early in cancer treatment because it is hard to correct. (
  • Previous studies demonstrated that signaling through the activin receptor is crucial for regulating muscle atrophy-hypertrophy balance, with increased signaling being thought to promote cachexia. (
  • We observed that a low dose of PatA blocks the onset of muscle wasting in two animal models by blocking the expression of factors that promote cachexia, said Gallouzi. (
  • A range of diseases can cause cachexia, most commonly cancer, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic kidney disease and AIDS. (
  • Congestive heart failure, AIDS, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and chronic kidney disease are other conditions that often cause cachexia. (
  • Cachexia, a hypercatabolic state defined as accelerated loss of skeletal muscle in the context of a chronic inflammatory response, can occur in the setting of advanced cancer as well as in chronic infection, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), heart failure, rheumatoid arthritis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [ 1 ]. (
  • Cachexia is a condition associated with loss of weight and muscle mass in response to a chronic disease. (
  • It is important to diagnose cachexia in case of chronic diseases such as heart failure, cancer, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease etc. on the basis of an estimated 9 million people affected by cachexia in industrialized regions. (
  • These symptoms are consistent with the syndrome of cachexia observed in other chronic diseases, such as cancer, heart failure, and acquired immune deficiency syndrome. (
  • Cachexia is a presentation of a chronic manifestation of acute metabolic stress, a hypercatabolic nutritional state in which the normal fat and protein sparing mechanisms are not functioning and increased nutrition is not utilized. (
  • Cachexia is a multifunctional syndrome that is characterized by anorexia and extensive loss of adipose tissue and skeletal muscle, is common in many chronic and advanced diseases. (
  • Cachexia is a condition where a person loses substantial body weight and muscle mass in a short period of time due to a chronic illness. (
  • Whereas wt C57BL/6 mice tolerate infection and develop chronic disease, IL-4(-/-) C57BL/6 animals are highly susceptible, exhibiting severe acute cachexia followed by death. (
  • Cachexia is a common term for the wasting symptoms which may appear in almost every chronic illness, such as AIDS, tuberculosis, and cancer. (
  • We conclude that CIDEA is involved in adipose tissue loss in cancer cachexia and this may, at least in part, be due to its ability to inactivate PDC, thereby switching substrate oxidation in human fat cells from glucose to FAs. (
  • Protein loss in cancer cachexia. (
  • Data obtained in experimental models of cancer cachexia show that the administration of vitamin D to tumor-bearing animals is not able to prevent or delay both muscle wasting and adipose tissue depletion, despite increased expression of muscle vitamin D receptor. (
  • Circulating mediators modulated by cancer cachexia (CC) and/or exercise training. (
  • Management of Cancer Cachexia: ASCO Guideline. (
  • The multimodal approach to management of cancer cachexia offered by the CNR-JGH results in clinically important improvements in QoL. (
  • Global Cancer Cachexia Market research report works as a best solution to know the trends and opportunities in the Medical industry. (
  • Global Cancer Cachexia Market research report has been framed with the most excellent and superior tools of collecting, recording, estimating and analysing market data. (
  • This Global Cancer Cachexia Market record additionally gives an in-intensity examine of Global Cancer Cachexia Marketplace using Porter's five Forces analysis. (
  • Global Cancer Cachexia Market is expected to rise from its initial estimated value of USD 1.81 billion in 2018 to an estimated value of USD 2.72 billion by 2026 registering a CAGR of 5.2% in the forecast period of 2019-2026. (
  • The global cancer cachexia market size was USD 2.02 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 2.93 billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.8% during the forecast peri. (
  • These alterations are linked to pathways that can account for energy inefficiency associated with cancer cachexia. (
  • Cachexia can improve with treatment of the underlying illness but other treatment approaches have limited benefit. (
  • Current conception of cancer cachexia underscores the central importance of skeletal muscle wasting and its consequent impairments of physical function as well as metabolic impairments (such as severe cancer treatment toxicity). (
  • It is important to keep in mind that even with treatment, a person with cachexia may not gain or even maintain his or her weight. (
  • Tazi EM and Errhani H. Treatment of cachexia in oncology. (
  • Cancer cachexia is a major cause of patient morbidity and mortality, with no efficacious treatment or management strategy. (
  • Oral supplementation with a combination of beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate, arginine, and glutamine has therapeutic value in the treatment of rheumatoid cachexia. (
  • Dietary treatment of rheumatoid cachexia with beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate, glutamine and arginine: a randomised controlled trial. (
  • The aim of this randomised controlled trial was to investigate the efficacy of a mixture of beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate, glutamine and arginine (HMB/GLN/ARG) as nutritional treatment for rheumatoid cachexia. (
  • RESULTS: Dietary supplementation with HMB/GLN/ARG was not superior to placebo in the treatment of rheumatoid cachexia (groupxtime interactions P>0.05 for all outcomes). (
  • Overall, based on the current literature, evidence for the use of cannabinoids for the treatment of cancer-related cachexia-anorexia syndrome remains equivocal. (
  • Ruiz Garcia V, Lopez-Briz E, Carbonell Sanchis R, Gonzalvez Perales JL, Bort-Marti S. Megestrol acetate for treatment of anorexia-cachexia syndrome. (
  • The first step in the treatment of cachexia involves resistance training to build muscle if the person is physically capable to do so since there are no medicines approved for the treatment of cachexia. (
  • There are numerous drugs in the pipeline for the treatment of cachexia and some of them include Anamorelin, Bimagrumab etc. (
  • The cachexia treatment market is segmented according to drug type, diet, exercise, and distribution channel. (
  • Though there is high demand for cachexia treatment drugs and supplements in all the regions, the market is currently dominated by developed regions such as the United States and Europe. (
  • The final tumor mass is not affected in these animals, providing further support for the potential role of MC4-R antagonism in the treatment of cachexia in disease states. (
  • Studying how this balance is maintained normally and how it is disrupted in disease conditions will be crucial for understanding and developing treatment regimes for skeletal muscle cachexia. (
  • therefore, clinicians may choose not to prescribe medications specifically for the treatment of cancer cachexia. (
  • Eating a well-balanced diet, continuing to exercise as long as possible, taking nutritional supplements, and certain medications may all help to an extent, but scientists are still researching the exact causes of and new treatment options for cachexia. (
  • 4,5 Despite the great need, there are few therapeutic options and no standard of care for the treatment of cancer anorexia/cachexia, other than treating the underlying disease. (
  • Up to now, no standard guidelines have been established for cachexia treatment. (
  • The use of the appetite stimulant megestrol acetate (MA) has been discussed as a treatment for cachexia. (
  • Cachexia is infrequently identified or diagnosed, and rarely treated As the treatment of diseases such as cancer, CHF, COPD, HIV infection, and kidney disease becomes increasingly effective, the diagnosis and treatment of Cachexia associated with these diseases will become important goals to improve morbidity, mortality, and particularly, the quality of life. (
  • She said that previous nutrition-focused treatment failed to combat this severe loss of body mass, which led her team to investigate the hormone testosterone as an option to combat the often debilitating consequences of cancer cachexia. (
  • Cancer cachexia update in head and neck cancer: Pathophysiology and treatment. (
  • Cancer cachexia: Diagnosis, assessment, and treatment. (
  • Cancer cachexia, mechanism and treatment. (
  • Uncontrolled inflammation in cachexia can lead to an elevated resting metabolic rate, further increasing the demands for protein and energy sources. (
  • Recognition of the complexity of cachexia is also of considerable importance, especially in its presentation with a variable combination of reduced food intake (with both primary and secondary etiologies) and abnormal metabolism (including tumor metabolism and host inflammation) in its underlying pathophysiology. (
  • Definition of cancer cachexia: effect of weight loss, reduced food intake and systemic inflammation on functional status and prognosis. (
  • The aim of the present special issue is to address the importance of systemic inflammation in cachexia, in regard to its consequences and to its possible role in providing early markers for the diagnosis of the syndrome. (
  • review the potential of microRNAs in the regulation of cancer-cachexia systemic inflammation and put forward the possibility that these molecules may serve as diagnostic tools. (
  • presents the convenience and adequacy of employing prognostic scores that include systemic inflammation assessment as a valuable means for cachexia diagnosis. (
  • Cachexia in cancer is characterized by loss of body weight and muscle and by adipose tissue wasting and systemic inflammation. (
  • The results strongly suggest that the NF-κB pathway plays a role in the promotion of WAT inflammation during cachexia. (
  • Sarcopenia and cancer cachexia involve excessive and prolonged inflammation that can cause further damage to tissues and organs, including increased muscle protein breakdown and lower muscle protein synthesis. (
  • In conditions like sarcopenia and cancer cachexia, EPA and DHA target and reduce the low-grade inflammation that contributes to the development of the disease. (
  • The tissue depletion that occurs during inflammation is different qualitatively to that seen during starvation and forms part of the syndrome of cancer cachexia. (
  • The most relevant achievements of our research have been the following: demonstrating that oxidative and nitrosative stress, ubiquitin-proteasome system, NF-kB and FoxO signaling, alterations of epigenetic regulation, and loss of muscle-specific proteins are important players in COPD- and lung cancer-associated cachexia, whereas muscle inflammation does not play a role in this process. (
  • An immune-modulating diet in combination with chemotherapy prevented cancer cachexia without suppressing chemotherapeutic efficacy. (
  • Cancer cachexia leads to shorter survival, decreased response rates and increased toxicity to chemotherapy, weakness, and an overall decreased quality of life (DeWys et al. (
  • They are particularly concerned about giving me chemotherapy and a risk of cachexia. (
  • Progressive weight loss combined with skeletal muscle atrophy, termed cachexia, is a common comorbidity associated with cancer that results in adverse consequences for the patient related to decreased chemotherapy responsiveness and increased mortality. (
  • Cancer cachexia is associated with poor survival rate and impaired response to chemotherapy ( 1 , 2 ). (
  • Previous studies suggest that chemotherapy itself may contribute to cachexia, although the mechanisms responsible for these derangements are not clear. (
  • Future investigations will clarify whether pharmacologically increasing muscle mass or inhibiting MAPK activation reduces chemotherapy-related cachexia, thereby providing potential pharmacological targets to improve efficacy and tolerance of anticancer drugs. (
  • Diagnosis of cachexia can be difficult due to the lack of well-established diagnostic criteria. (
  • Differentiating cachexia from other syndromes that cause weight loss is crucial for prompt diagnosis and effective management of this condition. (
  • Moreover, several pathways leading to cachexia have been well characterized in mice (discussed below). (
  • Finally, the availability of mice carrying mutations in genes that are associated with cachexia make mice an optimal model organism for investigating this condition. (
  • Some previous studies [1-3] have observed that humans and mice suffering from cachexia have "activated" brown fat. (
  • McDevitt TM, Todorov PT, Beck SA et al (1995) Purification and characterization of a lipid-mobilizing factor associated with cachexia-inducing tumors in mice and humans. (
  • Oliff A, Defeo-Jones D, Boyer M et al (1987) Tumors secreting human TNF/cachectin induce cachexia in mice. (
  • In the present study, the BCAAs (branched-chain amino acids) leucine and valine caused a significant suppression in the loss of body weight in mice bearing a cachexia-inducing tumour (MAC16), producing a significant increase in skeletal muscle wet weight, through an increase in protein synthesis and a decrease in degradation. (
  • Scientists reporting in the July 13 advanced online edition of Nature , led by Bruce Spiegelman, PhD, demonstrated that in mice bearing lung tumors , their symptoms of cachexia improved or were prevented when given an antibody that blocked the effects of a protein, PTHrP, secreted by the tumor cells. (
  • Fn14 signaling in the tumor, rather than host, is responsible for inducing this cachexia because tumors in Fn14- and TWEAK-deficient hosts developed cachexia that was comparable to that of wild-type mice. (
  • BACKGROUND&AIMS: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is complicated by cytokine-driven alterations in protein and energy metabolism and consequent muscle wasting (cachexia). (
  • Thus, LPS administration provides a useful model for analysis of appetite and metabolism during the early stages of illness-induced cachexia. (
  • These data suggest 1) RXR and PPARgamma agonists decrease islet degeneration, cardiovascular risk and cachexia during later stages of diabetes, 2) RXR agonists are less effective than PPARgamma agonists at decreasing serum lipids and causing weight gain and 3) RXR agonists have a more pronounced effect on liver metabolism (e.g. peroxisome accumulation and hepatomegaly) than PPARgamma agonists. (
  • The recently published report titled Global Cancer Anorexia-Cachexia Syndrome Drug Industry 2019 Market Research Report is an in depth study providing complete analysis of the industry for the period 2019 - 2025. (
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  • PURPOSE: The purpose of this investigation was to examine the miRNA profile of skeletal muscle atrophy induced by cancer-cachexia in order to uncover potential miRNAs involved with this catabolic condition. (
  • This is because of profound metabolic changes taking place in cachexia, which lead to a higher basal rate of energy expenditure, as well as to the increased degradation of fat and muscle. (
  • The importance of the metabolic changes that occurr in white and brown adipose tissues during cancer cachexia have been underestimated. (
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  • Metabolic Processes Behind Cancer Cachexia: Is Insulin Resistance a Factor? (
  • Similarly, cancer cachexia is a complex wasting syndrome comprising inflammatory and metabolic disturbances ( 2 ). (
  • Cachexia is a complex metabolic syndrome associated with cancer. (
  • Cachexia is a complex metabolic syndrome associated with underlying illness and characterized by weight loss. (
  • It is proposed here that carcinogens, deplete a vital substance and induce a metabolic deficiency that ends in cachexia . (
  • Cachexia syndrome is a complicated metabolic process found in many end stage diseases. (
  • If a person is physically capable, resistance training using weights or resistance bands are helpful in treating muscle loss in cachexia. (
  • Can the use of creatine supplementation attenuate muscle loss in cachexia and wasting? (
  • JAK/STAT3 pathway inhibition blocks skeletal muscle wasting downstream of IL-6 and in experimental cancer cachexia. (
  • Cancer cachexia (CCA) is a result of the interaction between the host and the tumor, mainly manifested in short-term wasting, malnutrition, and so on. (
  • While cachexia generally reflects advanced malnutrition and wasting, we now know that this term more specifically refers to a loss of body cell mass (BCM). (
  • The exact mechanism in which these diseases cause cachexia is poorly understood, and likely is multifactorial with multiple disease pathways involved. (
  • Although body composition changes are not identical in all of these disease states, the term cachexia is used in all of these settings. (
  • Cancer-related cachexia does not usually occur in early stage cancer and is seen almost only in advanced and metastatic disease. (
  • When a cytokine's function is altered, it plays an important role in disease, including cachexia. (
  • Stimuli such as exercise or steroids can shift this balance towards muscle hypertrophy, whereas muscle disuse or disease states such as cachexia can cause muscle atrophy. (
  • This so-called cancer cachexia is accompanied by a poor prognosis with regard to disease progression, quality of life, and mortality. (
  • We conclude that NMJs remain structurally intact in rectus abdominis in both cancer and cachexia, suggesting that denervation of skeletal muscle is not a major driver of pathogenesis. (
  • Key players in the global cachexia market include Aeterna Zentaris Inc, Aphios Corporation, Novartis AG, Helsinn Healthcare S.A., PsiOxus Therapeutics Ltd, and Obexia AG. (
  • DelveInsights Report is assessing the Cancer Cachexia therapeutics by Monotherapy, Combination products, Molecule type and Route of Administration. (
  • Weight loss in cachexia is different from the weight loss that results from starvation. (
  • Also, the weight loss or change in body composition in the case of cachexia is not reversible by ensuring adequate calorie ingestion, unlike cases of simple starvation. (
  • In contrast to simple starvation, which is characterized by a caloric deficiency that can be reversed with appropriate feeding, the weight loss of cachexia cannot be adequately treated with aggressive feeding. (
  • While starvation results primarily in fat loss, with secondary loss in muscle and visceral protein mass, cachexia results almost equally in fat and protein loss. (
  • While the desire to eat is strong in starvation, in cachexia severe anorexia occurs. (
  • These are cachexia, starvation, and sarcopenia 7 . (
  • Cachexia is not starvation. (
  • Starvation may be part of cachexia and cachexia may result from starvation but they are different. (
  • In contrast to weight loss from inadequate caloric intake, cachexia causes mostly muscle loss instead of fat loss. (
  • In the attempt to include a broader evaluation of the burden of cachexia, diagnostic criteria using assessments of laboratory metrics and symptoms in addition to weight have been proposed. (
  • Cachexia is a condition which denotes the excessive loss of weight. (
  • Studies focusing on the weight loss mechanism in rabbits showed that TNF-α administration in lab rabbits induces cachexia, with anorexia and adipose tissue depletion. (
  • In contrast, weight loss in cachexia involves loss of equal amounts of fat and muscle. (
  • The altered body composition of the patient at presentation helps to differentiate cachexia from other syndromes such as anorexia causing weight loss. (
  • Cachexia causes weight loss, loss of appetite, weakness and fatigue. (
  • Cachexia - weight loss greater than 5% of body weight. (
  • The most common sign of cachexia is drastic (greater than 10% of total body weight) weight loss. (
  • but cachexia is a condition where a person loses weight despite eating well. (
  • Cachexia is difficult to treat because the weight loss is not just due to a calorie deficit. (
  • Cachexia is a state characterized by loss of weight and weakness in the muscles. (
  • Cancer cachexia (CC), characterized by body weight loss and sarcopenia, contributes to over 20% of all cancer-related death. (
  • Cachexia is weight loss and deterioration in physical condition related to serious illness. (
  • This is characterized by the loss of appetite with weight loss and muscle wasting (cachexia). (
  • In such, cachexia is often present before any weight loss occurs. (
  • We found that Fn14, when expressed in tumors, causes cachexia and that antibodies against Fn14 dramatically extended lifespan by inhibiting tumor-induced weight loss although having only moderate inhibitory effects on tumor growth. (
  • Severe weight and muscle loss (cancer-cachexia) is accepted as a common side effect of most cancer, and is estimated to be responsible for 20-40% of cancer-related deaths. (
  • The dose-adjusted plasma concentrations of fentanyl increased with progression of cancer cachexia. (
  • NGF might be a molecule common to the mechanisms responsible for clinically distinctive cancer symptoms such as pain and cachexia as well as cancer progression. (
  • Most investigations of cancer-cachexia focus on the post-cachectic state and do not examine the progression of the condition. (
  • Whereas classic catabolic factors are not impacted until later in progression of cancer-cachexia. (
  • Tumor-derived molecules such as lipid mobilizing factor, proteolysis-inducing factor, and mitochondrial uncoupling proteins may induce protein degradation and contribute to cachexia. (
  • The quest for markers of the initiation of cachexia is also debated: M. Ebadi and V. C. Mazurak propose the adoption of adipose tissue-derived factors as indicators of early inflammatory alterations that induce fat mass wasting in the syndrome. (
  • Herzig's team demonstrated the key role of TSC22D4 in the onset of cachexia. (
  • Despite cachexia sharing pathophysiological features with a number of neuromuscular wasting conditions, including age-related sarcopenia, the mechanisms underlying cachexia remain poorly understood. (
  • What are the signs and symptoms of cachexia? (
  • Some medications have been used to try to treat the symptoms of cachexia, though none of them are a 'slam dunk' remedy. (
  • The prevalence of cachexia increases from 50 percent at presentation to more than 80 percent before death from malignancy. (
  • More recently, clinicians and researchers interested in cachexia have gathered formally to consider the definition of cachexia and its underlying or component elements as well as diagnostic criteria. (
  • Various animal studies have proved that IL-6 has the potential to play a role in the development of cachexia, along with other factors. (
  • However, a newly published study by McGill University researchers shows that a low dose of Pateamine A (PatA) is effective at preventing cancer-induced muscle wasting findings that could someday point to the development of cachexia-fighting drugs. (
  • 4. Based on these findings, we conclude that in cancer the afferent part of the leptin feedback mechanism functions normally and that, in particular, elevated leptin levels are not involved in the development of cachexia. (