Top Ten Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About Cachexia

David Blum*, Ola Magne Vagnildhaug, Guro Birgitte Stene, Matthew Maddocks, Jonas Sørensen, Barry J A Laird, Carla M Prado, Tora Skeidsvoll Solheim, Jann Arends, Jane Hopkinson, Christopher A Jones, Mathias Schlögl

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

Abstract

Cachexia is a multifactorial syndrome that is common in cancer and chronic disease. It is often underdiagnosed and therefore goes untreated or undertreated. Cachexia causes suffering across biopsychosocial domains and affects patients and their loved ones. In this article, a group of clinicians and researchers across cancer care, nutrition, and exercise offers tips about assessment, classification, and management of cachexia, with attention to its stage. The required multimodal management of cachexia mirrors well the interprofessional collaboration that is the mainstay of interdisciplinary palliative care and attention to screening, diagnosis, and management of cachexia is critical to maximize patients' quality of life.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Palliative Medicine
Vol/bind26
Udgave nummer8
Sider (fra-til)1133-1138
Antal sider6
ISSN1096-6218
DOI
StatusUdgivet - aug. 2023

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