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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
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.
CIHE Affiliated Publication: No
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