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|Title:||Cachexia and its management||Author(s):||Smith, Graeme Drummond||Author(s):||Davidson, C.||Issue Date:||2005||Publisher:||Royal College of Nursing Publishing Company||Journal:||Cancer Nursing Practice||Volume:||4||Issue:||2||Start page:||S23||End page:||S26||Abstract:||
Characterised by a progressive loss of muscle mass as well as fat, cachexia is a severely debilitating and life-threatening syndrome accounting for approximately 20 per cent of cancer deaths. Cachexia also has a psychological impact on patients. Dr Graeme D Smith and Claire Davidson discuss strategies to increase appetite and reverse the degree of body wasting are paramount interventions in cachectic patients.
|URI:||https://repository.cihe.edu.hk/jspui/handle/cihe/1794||CIHE Affiliated Publication:||No|
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