Diaphragm and ventilatory dysfunction during cancer cachexia.

@article{Roberts2013DiaphragmAV,
  title={Diaphragm and ventilatory dysfunction during cancer cachexia.},
  author={Brandon M Roberts and Bumsoo Ahn and Ashley J. Smuder and Monsour Al-Rajhi and Luther C Gill and Adam W. Beharry and Scott K. Powers and D D Fuller and Leonardo F Ferreira and Andrew R. Judge},
  journal={FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 7},
  pages={2600-10}
}
Cancer cachexia is characterized by a continuous loss of locomotor skeletal muscle mass, which causes profound muscle weakness. If this atrophy and weakness also occurs in diaphragm muscle, it could lead to respiratory failure, which is a major cause of death in patients with cancer. Thus, the purpose of the current study was to determine whether colon-26… CONTINUE READING

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