The underestimated impact of cachexia

Springer, Jochen and Anker, Stefan D. (2010) The underestimated impact of cachexia. Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery, 5 (1). pp. 1-3. ISSN 1746-0441

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Abstract

This editorial contains views on the importance of animal research in the field of cachexia, a crippling syndrome associated with almost all chronic diseases that dramatically impact on quality of life and survival of the patient. Unfortunately, it is infrequently identified or diagnosed and too rarely treated. Even if treated, the treatment options are extremely limited, as no truly successful therapies have been established so far. Therefore, research in animal models is of outmost importance, but care should be taken in designing these pre-clinical studies. We propose a design as close to clinical trials as possibly and to use primary endpoints that are of clinical relevance.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Rhiannon Harvey
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2011 08:34
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2023 12:31
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/32190
DOI: 10.1517/17460440903483150

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