Effects of megestrol acetate in patients with cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome--a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Leniak2008EffectsOM,
  title={Effects of megestrol acetate in patients with cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome--a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Wiktoria Leśniak and Małgorzata M Bała and Roman Jaeschke and Maciej Krzakowski},
  journal={Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnetrznej},
  year={2008},
  volume={118 11},
  pages={
          636-44
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Anorexia-cachexia syndrome (ACS) often occurs in patients with advanced cancer. OBJECTIVES To review the effect of megestrol acetate (MA) in patients with ACS. PATIENTS AND METHODS To identify eligible studies, systematic review by Lopez et al. (2004) was used, electronic databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE and CENTRAL) were searched and reference lists of included studies were reviewed. The studies were included in the review if they were randomized, enrolled patients with non-hormone… CONTINUE READING

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