Pharmacological interventions for geriatric cachexia: A narrative review of the literature

  title={Pharmacological interventions for geriatric cachexia: A narrative review of the literature},
  author={A. Yaxley and M. Miller and R. Fraser and L. Cobiac},
  journal={The journal of nutrition, health & aging},
ObjectiveThe objective of this review was to investigate the range of pharmacological interventions that have been studied for treatment of geriatric cachexia, and to evaluate their effect on selected clinical outcomes in this population.MethodsDatabases including Medline and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched up to March 2010 with search terms including “cache*”, “intervention”, “megestrol acetate” and “cytokine inhibitors”. Studies investigating subjects with mean… Expand
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