Egidio G Del Fabbro

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Uncontrolled studies show fatigue, anorexia, depression, and mortality are associated with low testosterone in men with cancer. Testosterone replacement improves quality of life and diminishes fatigue in patients with non-cancer conditions. The primary objective was to evaluate the effect of testosterone replacement on fatigue in hypogonadal males with(More)
BACKGROUND Palliative care consultation teams (PCCTs) are being established in cancer centers for the management of patients' physical and psychosocial distress. As clinical findings of these teams have been reported infrequently, we aim to describe the experience of our high-volume inpatient PCCT. PATIENTS AND METHODS We obtained clinical and demographic(More)
Cancer cachexia is a multifactorial syndrome characterized by involuntary loss of skeletal muscle and fat, reduced quality of life and decreased survival. Unlike starvation, weight loss cannot be fully reversed by increasing caloric intake. Interventions, such as nutritional counseling or currently available appetite stimulants such as megestrol acetate(More)
© Touch MEdical MEdia 2013 77 Abstract The cancer anorexia–cachexia syndrome (CACS) is often seen in patients with incurable malignancies and is associated with increased mortality, decreased efficacy of anticancer treatments and poor quality of life. However, there are currently no effective therapies for CACS. Since CACS is a multifactorial syndrome with(More)
s of the 2nd Cancer Cachexia Conference, Montreal, Canada, 26-28 September 2014 Published online 31March 2015 inWiley Online Library ( © 2015 John Wiley & Sons Ltd 1-01 Body composition and prognostication in cancer Vickie Baracos Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Edmonton Alberta, Canada Cancer cachexia contributes to(More)
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