2006

Cachexia and Wasting: A Modern Approach

ISBN: 978-88-470-0471-9 (Print) 978-88-470-0552-5 (Online)

Table of contents (71 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXII

  2. Anatomy, Historical Perspective and Epidemiology

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      Pages 1-1

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      Functional Anatomy of the ‘Adipose Organ’

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      Pages 23-30

      Body Silhouette and Body Fat Distribution

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      Pages 31-37

      Historic Views on Cachexia in Humans with Special Reference to Cardiac Cachexia

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      Pages 39-43

      Epidemiology of Cachexia

  3. Biochemistry, Physiology and ‘Clinics’ of Adipose Tissue

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      Pages 45-45

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      Pages 47-52

      Energy Values of Foods

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      Pages 53-56

      Diet-Induced Thermogenesis

  4. Assessment of Nutritional Status

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      Pages 57-57

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      Pages 59-72

      Biochemical Parameters of Nutrition

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      Pages 73-79

      Nitrogen Balance and Protein Requirements: Definition and Measurements

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      Pages 81-92

      Plasma Proteins and Protein Catabolism

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      Pages 93-110

      Nutritional Status Assessment

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      Pages 111-124

      Immunological Parameters of Nutrition

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      Pages 125-135

      Functional Parameters of Nutrition

  5. The Different Features of Wasting in Humans

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 137-137

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      Pages 139-148

      Anorexia

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      Pages 149-160

      Starvation: Social, Voluntary, and Involuntary Causes of Weight Loss

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      Pages 161-162

      Cachexia Related to Multiple Causes

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      Pages 163-171

      Non-AIDS Lipodystrophy Syndrome

  6. Pathophysiology of Wasting/Cachexia

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 173-173

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      Pages 175-183

      Body Composition: Physiology, Pathophysiology and Methods of Evaluation

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      Pages 185-190

      Protein Metabolism in Cachexia

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      Pages 191-194

      Lipid Metabolism in Cachexia

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      Pages 195-203

      Glucose Metabolism

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