PubMed | AZ Maria Middelares Hospital, Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen Wilrijkstraat, Sint Jozef Kliniek, Heilig Hart Hospital and University of Antwerp
Type: Journal Article | Journal: BMJ open gastroenterology | Year: 2016
This study aimed to provide evidence-based results on differences in overall survival (OS) rate to guide the diagnosis of cancer cachexia.Data collection and clinical assessment was performed every 3months (5 visits): baseline data, muscle strength, nutritional and psychosocial status. 2 definitions on cachexia using different diagnostic criteria were applied for the same patient population. Fearon Based on the population of 167 patients who enrolled, 70% developed cachexia according to Fearon This study presents a correlation with prognosis in favour of Evans B300201112334.