Kacheksja i jej konsekwencje kardiologiczne u chorych na nowotwory złośliwe


Author(s): Teresa MaÅ?ecka-Massalska PaweÅ? Szybisty, PaweÅ? GoÅ?Ä?biowski, Krzysztof Chara, Anna Brzozowska, Maria Mazurkiewicz, Elżbieta Czekajska-Chehab

Recent reports indicate a multi-factor influence of cancer cachexia not only on skeletal muscles, but also on a heart muscle. This phenomenon is still not fully explained, although it concerns over 50% of cancer patients. Recent years also provided new reports concerning mechanisms underlying molecular changes in cachexia and their effect on functioning of the heart system and associated clinical symptoms. First of all, attempts were made to limit those changes with pharmacological measures. This article presents a review of reports concerning the influence of cancer cachexia on the heart function and mechanisms controlling the vascular system. This paper also presents current knowledge on prevention of atrophic changes and symptomatic treatment.

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    Submitted PhD thesis in Biotechnology at GITAM University, Vizag.

  • Yousef Alomi

    Yousef Alomi
    The Past Head, General Administration of Pharmaceutical Care at Ministry of Health,
    Saudi Arabia Critical Care/TPN
    Clinical Pharmacist Ministry of Health,
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

  • Osamu Tanaka

    Osamu Tanaka
    Assistant Professor,
    Department of Radiation Oncology
    Asahi University Hospital
    Gifu city, Gifu, Japan

  • Maher Abdel Fattah Al-Shayeb

    Department of Surgical Sciences, Ajman University, UAE

  • Andrzej Zdziennicki

    Institute of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Medical University of Lodz, I Clinic of Gynecology and Gynecological Oncology (Lodz, Poland)

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