• Different methods for diagnostic of sarcopenia and its association with nutritional status and survival in patients with advanced cancer in palliative care

    3 days ago - By Nutrition JRNL

    The term sarcopenia is derived from the Greek words sarx and penia. The international consensus in sarcopenia defines it as a syndrome characterized by concomitant and generalized loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength. Although sarcopenia is primarily a condition of the elderly individuals, it may also be associated with chronic diseases, including cancer .
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  • Supportive therapy alleviates depression associated with advanced cancer

    3 days ago - By Healio

    Patients with advanced cancer experienced alleviated depressive symptoms and a reduction in end-of-life distress after taking part in a brief, tailored psychotherapeutic intervention called Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully, or CALM, according to a randomized controlled trial published in Journal of Clinical Oncology.
    “Findings suggest that CALM is an effective intervention that provides a systematic approach to alleviating depressive symptoms in patients with advanced cancer and addresses the predictable challenges these patients face,” Gary Rodin, MD, joint University of
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