Cachexia and Wasting

A Modern Approach

Editors: Mantovani, G., Anker, S.D., Inui, A., Morley, J.E., Rossi Fanelli, F., Scevola, D., Schuster, M.W., Yeh, S.-S. (Eds.)

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About this book

Cachexia may well represent the flip side of the tremendous achievements of modern medicine.

Many diseases rapidly leading patients to death just a few years ago, are now better controlled by new therapies, and even if we cannot cure and eradicate them, their natural history has significantly increased by months and years. Although these new therapeutic strategies represent a remarkable advantage over the standards of care, it is impossible to ignore that many more patients are now facing the nutritional consequences of prolonged immunological and metabolic challenges deriving from ongoing diseases and aggressive therapies.

Aim of the volume, written by world-renowned scientists, is to provide the best available evidence on the pathogenesis, clinical features and therapeutic approach of cachexia, and to facilitate the understanding of the complex yet unequivocal clinical role of this syndrome, that truly represents a disease, or, better still, a disease within other different diseases.

About the authors

Professor Mantovani is Full Professor of Medical Oncology and Chief of the Division and Laboratory of Medical Oncology at University of Cagliari, School of Medicine, Cagliari, Italy. His research interests include treatment of cancer-related anorexia/cachexia and oxidative stress, combined-modality therapy of human cancers and cancer immunotherapy. He is first author of more than 200 publications in top-rated cancer journals. Many colleagues from all over the world are acting as co-editors.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Functional Anatomy of the ‘Adipose Organ’

    Saverio Cinti

    Pages 3-22

  • Diet-Induced Thermogenesis

    Gianni Tomassi, Nicolò Merendino

    Pages 53-56

  • Biochemical Parameters of Nutrition

    Emine M. Inelmen, Giuseppe Sergi

    Pages 59-72

  • Nitrogen Balance and Protein Requirements: Definition and Measurements

    Paulo Tessari

    Pages 73-79

  • Nutritional Status Assessment

    Daniele Scevola, Angela Di Matteo, Omar Giglio, Silvia Scevola

    Pages 93-110

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eBook $359.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $459.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-88-470-0471-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cachexia and Wasting
Book Subtitle
A Modern Approach
Editors
  • Stefan D. Anker
  • Akio Inui
  • John E. Morley
  • Filippo Rossi Fanelli
  • Daniele Scevola
  • Michael W. Schuster
  • Shing-Shing Yeh
  • Giovanni Mantovani
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Milan
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-0552-5
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-0552-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-88-470-0471-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 758
Topics