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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345251/cancer-associated-cachexia
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Vickie E Baracos, Lisa Martin, Murray Korc, Denis C Guttridge, Kenneth C H Fearon
Cancer-associated cachexia is a disorder characterized by loss of body weight with specific losses of skeletal muscle and adipose tissue. Cachexia is driven by a variable combination of reduced food intake and metabolic changes, including elevated energy expenditure, excess catabolism and inflammation. Cachexia is highly associated with cancers of the pancreas, oesophagus, stomach, lung, liver and bowel; this group of malignancies is responsible for half of all cancer deaths worldwide. Cachexia involves diverse mediators derived from the cancer cells and cells within the tumour microenvironment, including inflammatory and immune cells...
January 18, 2018: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345250/cancer-associated-cachexia
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REVIEW
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January 18, 2018: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344793/the-role-of-bone-secreted-factors-in-burn-induced-muscle-cachexia
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REVIEW
Gordon L Klein
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Burn injury results in resorptive bone loss, failure to make new bone, and muscle protein breakdown resulting in cachexia. The purpose of this review is to examine the relationship between bone loss and muscle atrophy in burn injury with a view to understanding the process at work and how it may apply to other conditions that have similar features. RECENT FINDINGS: We present data suggesting that the use of bisphosphonates in the first 10 days following the burn prevents not only the resorptive bone loss but also the muscle wasting...
January 17, 2018: Current Osteoporosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344250/prevention-of-body-weight-loss-and-sarcopenia-by-a-novel-selective-androgen-receptor-modulator-in-cancer-cachexia-models
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Megumi Morimoto, Katsuji Aikawa, Takahito Hara, Masuo Yamaoka
Cancer cachexia is a syndrome that impairs the quality of life and overall survival of patients, and thus the effectiveness of anticancer agents. There are no effective therapies for cancer cachexia due to the complexity of the syndrome, and insufficient knowledge of its pathogenesis results in difficulty establishing appropriate animal models. Previously, promising results have been obtained in clinical trials using novel agents including the ghrelin receptor agonist anamorelin, and the selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM) enobosarm to treat cachexia in patients with cancer...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338749/interleukin-6-induces-fat-loss-in-cancer-cachexia-by-promoting-white-adipose-tissue-lipolysis-and-browning
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Jun Han, Qingyang Meng, Lei Shen, Guohao Wu
BACKGROUND: Cancer cachexia is a progressive and multi-factorial metabolic syndrome characterized by loss of adipose tissue and skeletal muscle. White adipose tissue (WAT) lipolysis and white-to-brown transdifferentiation of WAT (WAT browning) are proposed to contribute to WAT atrophy in cancer cachexia. Chronic inflammation, mediated by cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) and interleukin-6 (IL-6), has been reported to promote cancer cachexia. However, whether chronic inflammation promotes cancer cachexia by regulating WAT metabolism and the underlying mechanism remains unclear...
January 16, 2018: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328480/acylated-and-unacylated-ghrelin-inhibit-apoptosis-in-myoblasts-cocultured-with-colon-carcinoma-cells
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Xianliang Zeng, Sizeng Chen, Yanfeng Lin, Zhao Ke
Cancer cachexia is a life‑threatening syndrome associated with myofiber damage. Tumor factors impair muscle regeneration by promoting myoblast apoptosis. Ghrelin is a multifunctional hormone with an anti‑apoptotic effect, but its mechanism of action is not fully understood. In the present study, we investigated whether the coculturing of C2C12 myoblasts with CT26 colon carcinoma cells may induce myoblast apoptosis, and whether acylated ghrelin (AG) and unacylated ghrelin (UnAG) may exert anti‑apoptotic effects...
January 12, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318756/loss-of-skeletal-muscle-during-systemic-chemotherapy-is-prognostic-of-poor-survival-in-patients-with-foregut-cancer
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Louise E Daly, Éadaoin B Ní Bhuachalla, Derek G Power, Samantha J Cushen, Karl James, Aoife M Ryan
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition, weight loss, and muscle wasting are common in patients with foregut cancers (oesophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, and bile ducts) and are associated with adverse clinical outcomes. However, little is known about the changes in body composition that occur in these patients during chemotherapy and its impacts clinical outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective study of adult foregut cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy between 2012 and 2016 was conducted...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316343/circulating-monocyte-chemoattractant-protein-1-mcp-1-is-associated-with-cachexia-in-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-pancreatic-cancer-patients
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Erin E Talbert, Heather L Lewis, Matthew R Farren, Mitchell L Ramsey, Jeffery M Chakedis, Priyani Rajasekera, Ericka Haverick, Angela Sarna, Mark Bloomston, Timothy M Pawlik, Teresa A Zimmers, Gregory B Lesinski, Phil A Hart, Mary E Dillhoff, Carl R Schmidt, Denis C Guttridge
BACKGROUND: Cancer-associated wasting, termed cancer cachexia, has a profound effect on the morbidity and mortality of cancer patients but remains difficult to recognize and diagnose. While increases in circulating levels of a number of inflammatory cytokines have been associated with cancer cachexia, these associations were generally made in patients with advanced disease and thus may be associated with disease progression rather than directly with the cachexia syndrome. Thus, we sought to assess potential biomarkers of cancer-induced cachexia in patients with earlier stages of disease...
January 7, 2018: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315698/first-identification-and-characterization-of-streptococcus-iniae-obtained-from-tilapia-oreochromis-aureus-farmed-in-mexico
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C Ortega, I García, R Irgang, R Fajardo, D Tapia-Cammas, J Acosta, R Avendaño-Herrera
This is the first study to isolate, identify and characterize Streptococcus iniae as the causative disease agent in two tilapia (Oreochromis aureus) populations. The populations were geographically isolated, of distinct origins, and did not share water sources. Affected fish showed various external (e.g., exophthalmia and cachexia, among others) and internal (e.g., granulomatous septicaemia and interstitial nephritis, among others) signs. All internal organ samples produced pure cultures, two of which (one from each farm, termed S-1 and S-2) were subjected to biochemical, PCR and 16S rRNA sequencing (99...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315166/exercise-protects-against-cancer-induced-cardiac-cachexia
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Traci L Parry, Reid Hayward
Cancer has been shown to negatively stimulate autophagy, leading to declines in cardiac function. While exercise is cardioprotective, its influence over autophagy-mediated tumor growth and cardiac function are not well defined. PURPOSE: To determine the effect of exercise on tumor morphology and cardiac function. METHODS: Fisher 344 rats (n=28) were assigned to one of four groups: 1) sedentary non tumor-bearing (SED), 2) sedentary tumor-bearing (SED+T), 3) wheel run non-tumor bearing (WR), or 4) wheel running tumor bearing (WR+T)...
January 8, 2018: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311302/fenofibrate-prevents-skeletal-muscle-loss-in-mice-with-lung-cancer
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Marcus D Goncalves, Seo-Kyoung Hwang, Chantal Pauli, Charles J Murphy, Zhe Cheng, Benjamin D Hopkins, David Wu, Ryan M Loughran, Brooke M Emerling, Guoan Zhang, Douglas T Fearon, Lewis C Cantley
The cancer anorexia cachexia syndrome is a systemic metabolic disorder characterized by the catabolism of stored nutrients in skeletal muscle and adipose tissue that is particularly prevalent in nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Loss of skeletal muscle results in functional impairments and increased mortality. The aim of the present study was to characterize the changes in systemic metabolism in a genetically engineered mouse model of NSCLC. We show that a portion of these animals develop loss of skeletal muscle, loss of adipose tissue, and increased inflammatory markers mirroring the human cachexia syndrome...
January 8, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304290/effects-of-metformin-on-insulin-resistance-and-metabolic-disorders-in-tumor-bearing-rats-with-advanced-cachexia
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Flaviane de Fatima Silva, Milene Ortiz-Silva, Winny Beatriz de Souza Galia, Priscila Cassolla, Francemilson Goulart da Silva, Maria Fernanda Rodrigues Graciano, Angelo Carpinelli, Helenir Medri de Souza
Metformin (MET) is widely used in the correction of insulin (INS) resistance and metabolic abnormalities in type 2 diabetes. However, its effect on INS resistance and metabolic disorders associated with cancer cachexia is not established. We investigated the MET effects, isolated or associated with INS, on INS resistance and metabolic changes induced by Walker-256 tumor in rats with advanced cachexia. MET (500 mg.kg-1, oral) and MET + INS (NPH, 1.0 IU.kg-1, sc) were administered during 12 days, starting on the day of tumor cell inoculation...
January 5, 2018: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289966/intestinal-microbiota-a-key-to-understanding-the-pathophysiology-of-anorexia-nervosa
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Hanna Karakuła-Juchnowicz, Hanna Pankowicz, Dariusz Juchnowicz, Jose Luis Valverde Piedra, Teresa Małecka-Massalska
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a psychiatric disorder related to very serious consequences for physical and mental health of patients. Due to a complex clinical picture, which consists of anumber of somatic and mental symptoms, AN remains a serious problem of modern medicine and encourages the search for possible causes of the illness and new, more effective therapies. The recent reports emphasize the role of the intestinal microbiota in regulation of body weight. In this light, the hypothesis that in AN patients there is a significant imbalance of the intestinal microbiota, which contributes to the pathogenesis of the illness, seems interesting...
October 29, 2017: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286357/are-cannabinoids-an-alternative-for-cachexia-anorexia-syndrome-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer
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Claudia Cabeza, Oscar Corsi, Pedro Pérez-Cruz
INTRODUCTION: Cachexia and anorexia are among the most frequent symptoms in patients with cancer. Cannabinoids have been used in patients with advanced cancer; however, their role is still controversial. METHODS: To answer this question we used Epistemonikos, the largest database of systematic reviews in health, which is maintained by screening multiple information sources, including MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane, among others. We extracted data from the systematic reviews, reanalyzed data of primary studies, and generated a summary of findings table using the GRADE approach...
December 29, 2017: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285688/pancreatoblastoma-an-unusual-diagnosis-in-an-adult-patient
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Gonçalo Nunes, Hélder Coelho, Marta Patita, Rita Barosa, Pedro Pinto Marques, Lídia Roque Ramos, Maria José Brito, Aurora Tomaz, Jorge Fonseca
The authors describe a 31-year-old man admitted due to progressive weight loss, diarrhea and massive hepatomegaly. Laboratory data showed anemia (haemoglobin 11.7 g/dl), abnormal liver tests (total bilirubin 1.4 g/dl, aspartate aminotransferase 70 U/l, alanine aminotransferase 37 U/l and alkaline phosphatase 520 U/l). Abdominal ultrasound (US) displayed a large heterogeneous liver with a segment IV 25 mm nodule. Magnetic resonance revealed a 4 cm pancreatic tail mass and several liver nodules consistent with metastasis...
December 28, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285609/functional-compromise-cohort-study-fccs-sarcopenia-is-a-strong-predictor-of-mortality-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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P A de Hoogt, K W Reisinger, J J W Tegels, J W A M Bosmans, F Tijssen, J H M B Stoot
BACKGROUND: Functional compromise in elderly patients is considered to be a significant contributing factor in increased postoperative morbidity and mortality. It is described as a state of reduced physiologic reserves including, e.g., sarcopenia, cachexia, malnutrition and frailty with increased susceptibility to adverse health outcomes. Aim of this study was to investigate the association of sarcopenia with mortality in ICU patients. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of a total of 687 patients admitted to the ICU from January 2013 until December 2014 was performed...
December 29, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282687/metabolic-changes-during-cancer-cachexia-pathogenesis
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Ng Shyh-Chang
Wasting of adipose tissue and skeletal muscle is a hallmark of metastatic cancer and a major cause of death. Like patients with cachexia caused by other chronic infections or inflammatory diseases, the cancer subject manifests both malnutrition and metabolic stress. Both carbohydrate utilization and amino acid incorporation are decreased in the muscles of cancer cachexia patients. Cancer cells affect host metabolism in two ways: (a) their own metabolism of nutrients into other metabolites and (b) circulating factors they secrete or induce the host to secrete...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274028/a-cross-sectional-study-examining-the-prevalence-of-cachexia-and-areas-of-unmet-need-in-patients-with-cancer
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Ola Magne Vagnildhaug, Trude Rakel Balstad, Sigrun Saur Almberg, Cinzia Brunelli, Anne Kari Knudsen, Stein Kaasa, Morten Thronæs, Barry Laird, Tora Skeidsvoll Solheim
PURPOSE: The semantics of defining cancer cachexia over the last decade has resulted in uncertainty as to the prevalence. This has further hindered the recognition and subsequent treatment of this condition. Following the consensus definition for cancer cachexia in 2011, there is now a need to establish estimates of prevalence. Therefore, the primary aim of the present study was to assess the prevalence of cachexia in an unselected cancer population. A secondary aim was to assess patient-perceived need of attention to cachexia...
December 22, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261657/why-do-physicians-prescribe-dialysis-a-prospective-questionnaire-study
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James Heaf, Aivars Petersons, Baiba Vernere, Maija Heiro, Johan V Povlsen, Anette Bagger Sørensen, Mai Rosenberg, Niels Løkkegaard, Fabiola Alonso-Garcia, Jan Dominik Kampmann, Naomi Clyne, Else Randers, Olof Heimburger, Bengt Lindholm
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of unplanned dialysis initiation (DI) with consequent increased comorbidity, mortality and reduced modality choice remains high, but the optimal timing of dialysis initiation (DI) remains controversial, and there is a lack of studies of specific reasons for DI. We investigated why and when physicians prescribe dialysis and hypothesized that physician motivation for DI is an independent factor which may have clinical consequences. METHODS: In the Peridialysis study, an ongoing multicenter prospective study assessing the causes and timing of DI and consequences of unplanned dialysis, physicians in 11 hospitals were asked to describe their primary, secondary and further reasons for prescribing DI...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258243/canadine-from-corydalis-turtschaninovii-stimulates-myoblast-differentiation-and-protects-against-myotube-atrophy
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Heyjin Lee, Sang-Jin Lee, Gyu-Un Bae, Nam-In Baek, Jae-Ha Ryu
Cachexia and sarcopenia are the main causes of muscle atrophy. These result in a reduction in the muscle fiber area, myo-protein content, and muscle strength, with various molecular modulators being involved. Although several reports have proposed potential therapeutic agents, no effective treatments have been found for muscle atrophy. We searched for myogenic modulators from medicinal plants to treat muscle diseases. We isolated six alkaloids from Corydalis turtschaninovii and evaluated their myogenic potential by using the MyoD reporter gene assay in C2C12 cells...
December 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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