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Cancer Cachexia Prognostic Factors

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with cancer-related weight loss using the prognostic factors of Martin et al.

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Hematology Oncology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

C00-D49, R64

Description:

Martin et al studied patient with cancer-related cachexia and identified factors associated with prognosis. Skeletal muscle depletion with sarcopenia is associated with a worse prognosis. The authors are from the University of Alberta, McGill University, and the University of New Brunswick.

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