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Cachexia Summary

Description: General ill health, malnutrition, and weight loss, usually associated with chronic disease.

Key Drugs and Agents for Cachexia

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Ghrelin : 15 outcomes 30 studies in 133 results : IBA
  2. Megestrol Acetate (Borea) : 10 outcomes 23 studies in 106 results : FDA 15 Generic
  3. Interleukin-6 (Interleukin 6) : 8 outcomes 16 studies in 176 results : IBA
  4. Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (Tumor Necrosis Factor) : 6 outcomes 29 studies in 314 results : IBA
  5. Cytokines : 5 outcomes 39 studies in 290 results : IBA
  6. Thalidomide (Thalomid) : 5 outcomes 11 studies in 30 results : FDA 2
  7. Ghrelin Receptors : 5 outcomes 4 studies in 16 results : IBA
  8. Eicosapentaenoic Acid : 5 outcomes 3 studies in 33 results : IBA
  9. NF-kappa B (NF-kB) : 5 outcomes 3 studies in 22 results : IBA
  10. Hormones : 4 outcomes 7 studies in 67 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Cachexia

  1. Neoplasms (Cancer)
  2. Anorexia
  3. Weight Gain
  4. Heart Failure
  5. Weight Loss (Weight Reduction)
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Key Therapies for Cachexia

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  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 8 outcomes 13 studies in 99 results
  2. Nutritional Support (Artificial Feeding) : 3 outcomes 6 studies in 63 results
  3. Resistance Training : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 9 results
  4. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 3 results
  5. Parenteral Nutrition : 2 outcomes in 12 results
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