Back to Browse Journals » International Journal of Nanomedicine » Volume 1 » Issue 4

Megestrol acetate in cachexia and anorexia

Authors Shing-Shing Yeh, Michael W Schuster

Published 15 January 2007 Volume 2006:1(4) Pages 411—416

Shing-Shing Yeh1, Michael W Schuster2

1Northport vAMC, Geriatric division, Northport, NY 11768; 2Weill Medical College of Cornell University and the New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY 10021, USA

Abstract: The aim is to review major clinical trials that have used megestrol acetate (MA) in the treatment of cachexia across several disease states. A review of general usage and potential side-effects are discussed. A theory that the newly approved nanocrystal formation of MA can better deliver this potent medication for treatment will also be reviewed.

Keywords: megestrol acetate, nanocrystalline particles, cachexia

Download Article [PDF] 

Readers of this article also read:

Correlation of health-related quality of life with other disease severity indices in Indian chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients

Shavro SA, Ezhilarasu P, Augustine J, Bechtel JJ, Christopher DJ

International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 2012, 7:291-296

Published Date: 1 May 2012

Effect of audible and visual reminders on adherence in glaucoma patients using a commercially available dosing aid

Lawrence Y Ho, Larissa Camejo, Malik Y Kahook, Robert Noecker

Clinical Ophthalmology 2008, 2:769-772

Published Date: 5 December 2008

Misregulation of rhodopsin phosphorylation and dephosphorylation found in P23H rat retinal degeneration

Yoshiyuki Saito, Hiroshi Ohguro, Ikuyo Ohguro, Noriyuki Sato, Futoshi Ishikawa, et al

Clinical Ophthalmology 2008, 2:821-828

Published Date: 5 December 2008

Intravitreal bevacizumab as an adjunctive therapy before diabetic vitrectomy

Ashraf M El-Batarny

Clinical Ophthalmology 2008, 2:709-716

Published Date: 5 December 2008

Vision loss associated with the use and removal of intraocular silicone oil

Patrick D Williams, Christopher G Fuller, Ingrid U Scott, Dwain G Fuller, Harry W Flynn Jr

Clinical Ophthalmology 2008, 2:955-959

Published Date: 5 December 2008

Adult neural stem cells: The promise of the future

Philippe Taupin

Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment 2007, 3:753-760

Published Date: 15 January 2008

Osteoporosis screening and risk management

Consuelo H Wilkins

Clinical Interventions in Aging 2007, 2:389-394

Published Date: 15 October 2007

Nanomed Conference 2006 ||FREE ABSTRACTS||

Abstracts of papers presented at the Nanomed Conference, 27 and 28 June 2006, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

International Journal of Nanomedicine 2006, 1:367-371

Published Date: 15 September 2006

Aging and cosmetic enhancement

Roberta Honigman, David J Castle

Clinical Interventions in Aging 2006, 1:115-119

Published Date: 15 June 2006