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SCWD Publications Digest

Staying informed on the latest in cachexia, sarcopenia, and wasting disorders research is essential yet challenging. The SCWD Digest offers concise updates and expert insights into significant studies and developments. We highlight and link directly to leading research, making it easier for healthcare professionals to access and apply groundbreaking findings. Our goal: empower the medical community to advance patient care worldwide efficiently.

The prevalence and impact of sarcopenia in older cardiac patients undergoing inpatient cardiac rehabilitation – results from a prospective, observational cohort pre-study.

The prevalence of sarcopenia and its impact in older patients undergoing inpatient cardiac rehabilitation (iCR) after cardiac procedure has been insufficiently studied. The main aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of sarcopenia and quantify the functional capacity...
Read MoreThe prevalence and impact of sarcopenia in older cardiac patients undergoing inpatient cardiac rehabilitation – results from a prospective, observational cohort pre-study.

Sarcopenia of Ageing: Does a Healthier Lifestyle Matter in Reversing the Trajectory? A Brief Narrative Review and a Call for Action in Saudi Arabia.

The concept of health span is an emerging topic in recent years, with a truly palpable relevance to public health. With ageing comes a loss of skeletal muscle mass, strength, and performance, which is termed as sarcopenia. Sarcopenia is a...
Read MoreSarcopenia of Ageing: Does a Healthier Lifestyle Matter in Reversing the Trajectory? A Brief Narrative Review and a Call for Action in Saudi Arabia.

Exercise and nutrition interventions for renal cachexia.

Renal cachexia is a deleterious condition characterized by weight loss, muscle wasting and loss of physical function, quality of life, and increased mortality. Multimodal treatment strategies utilizing exercise and nutrition interventions have been recently suggested although the evidence base is...
📰 Journal: Current Opinion In Clinical Nutrition And Metabolic Care
Read MoreExercise and nutrition interventions for renal cachexia.

MalnutritiOn assessment with biOelectrical impedaNce analysis in gastRic cancer patIentS undergoing multimodaltrEatment (MOONRISE)-Study protocol for a single-arm multicenter cross-sectional longitudinal study.

European data suggests that over 30% of gastric cancer (GC) patients are diagnosed with sarcopenia before surgery, while unintentional weight loss occurs in approximately 30% of patients following gastrectomy. Preoperative sarcopenia significantly increases the risk of major postoperative complications, and...
📰 Journal: Plos One
Read MoreMalnutritiOn assessment with biOelectrical impedaNce analysis in gastRic cancer patIentS undergoing multimodaltrEatment (MOONRISE)-Study protocol for a single-arm multicenter cross-sectional longitudinal study.

Assessment of lipolysis biomarkers in adipose tissue of patients with gastrointestinal cancer.

Adipose tissue metabolism may be impaired in patients with cancer. In particular, increased lipolysis was described in cancer-promoting adipose tissue atrophy. For this reason, we assessed the expression of the lipolysis-associated genes and proteins in subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) of...
Read MoreAssessment of lipolysis biomarkers in adipose tissue of patients with gastrointestinal cancer.

Harnessing the Systemic Biology of Functional Decline and Cachexia to Inform more Holistic Therapies for Incurable Cancers.

Options for treatment of incurable cancer remain scarce and are largely focused on limited therapeutic mechanisms. A new approach specific to advanced cancers is needed to identify new and effective treatments. Morbidity in advanced cancer is driven by functional decline...
Read MoreHarnessing the Systemic Biology of Functional Decline and Cachexia to Inform more Holistic Therapies for Incurable Cancers.

Identification of a novel biomarker for sarcopenia diagnosis using serum metabolomic analysis: a pilot study.

This pilot study compared serum metabolites in participants with and without sarcopenia. Metabolomic techniques were applied to identify serum metabolites and novel biomarkers specific to patients with sarcopenia. In accordance with AWGS2019 criteria, sarcopenia was defined as low muscle mass...
📰 Journal: European Geriatric Medicine
Read MoreIdentification of a novel biomarker for sarcopenia diagnosis using serum metabolomic analysis: a pilot study.

Association of phasae angle dynamics with sarcopenia and activities of daily living in osteoporotic fracture patients.

This study aimed to determine whether changes in phase angle during rehabilitation are associated with clinical outcomes such as activities of daily living (ADL), skeletal muscle index (SMI), and strength in patients with osteoporotic fractures. This retrospective observational study included...
Read MoreAssociation of phasae angle dynamics with sarcopenia and activities of daily living in osteoporotic fracture patients.

Prevalence and prognosis of cachexia according to the Asian Working Group for Cachexia criteria in sarcopenic dysphagia: A retrospective cohort study.

The aim is to examine the prevalence and prognosis of cachexia according to the Asian Working Group for Cachexia (AWGC) criteria in patients with sarcopenic dysphagia. A retrospective cohort study was conducted with 271 patients diagnosed with sarcopenic dysphagia out...
📰 Journal: Nutrition
Read MorePrevalence and prognosis of cachexia according to the Asian Working Group for Cachexia criteria in sarcopenic dysphagia: A retrospective cohort study.

Increased Expression of Proinflammatory Genes in Peripheral Blood Cells Is Associated with Cardiac Cachexia in Patients with Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction.

: Cardiac cachexia (CC) in chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) is characterized by catabolism and inflammation predicting poor prognosis. Levels of responsible transcription factors like signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT)1, STAT3, suppressor of cytokine signaling...
Read MoreIncreased Expression of Proinflammatory Genes in Peripheral Blood Cells Is Associated with Cardiac Cachexia in Patients with Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction.

Prevalence of sarcopenia in Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies.

Existing literature suggests that sarcopenia is a highly prevalent condition in older people. However, most studies to date reporting data on its prevalence have been mainly carried out in Western countries, while data on sarcopenia in Africa is scarce. With...
📰 Journal: Aging Clinical And Experimental Research
Read MorePrevalence of sarcopenia in Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies.

Factors associated with multimodal care practices for cancer cachexia among registered dietitians.

This study aimed to determine factors associated with multimodal care practices for cancer cachexia among registered dietitians (RDs) working in cancer care. A secondary analysis was performed using RDs' data. Data on knowledge, skills, and confidence in multimodal care were...
📰 Journal: Supportive Care In Cancer
Read MoreFactors associated with multimodal care practices for cancer cachexia among registered dietitians.

Fluid retention and weight loss in refractory cancer cachexia.

It is unknown to what extent the fluid retention (FR) status disrupts the detection of weight loss rate (WLR) in adult patients with advanced cancer. This study aimed to determine the association of FR status with WLR. This study was...
📰 Journal: Bmj Supportive & Palliative Care
Read MoreFluid retention and weight loss in refractory cancer cachexia.

Impacts of fluid retention on prognostic abilities of cachexia diagnostic criteria in cancer patients with refractory cachexia.

The international cancer cachexia criteria with a cutoff of 5% weight loss (WL) was proposed in Western patients. The Asian Working Group for Cachexia (AWGC) developed new criteria in Asian patients. The AWGC criteria are not cancer-specific and employ a...
Read MoreImpacts of fluid retention on prognostic abilities of cachexia diagnostic criteria in cancer patients with refractory cachexia.

Effect of Sarcopenia on the Increase in Liver Volume and Function After Portal Vein Embolization.

Sarcopenia is associated with a decreased kinetic growth rate (KGR) of the future liver remnant (FLR) after portal vein embolization (PVE). However, little is known on the increase in FLR function (FLRF) after PVE. This study evaluated the effect of...
📰 Journal: Cardiovascular And Interventional Radiology
Read MoreEffect of Sarcopenia on the Increase in Liver Volume and Function After Portal Vein Embolization.

Association between Sarcopenia and Reduced Bone Mass: Is Osteosarcopenic Obesity a New Phenotype to Consider in Weight Management Settings?

Sarcopenic obesity (SO) is a frequent phenotype in people with obesity; however, it is unclear whether this links with an impaired bone status. In this study, we aimed to investigate the association between SO and low bone mass, and to...
Read MoreAssociation between Sarcopenia and Reduced Bone Mass: Is Osteosarcopenic Obesity a New Phenotype to Consider in Weight Management Settings?

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