Cachexia and Anorexia in Serious Illness: A Podcast with Eduardo Bruera

In this GeriPal podcast, Eduardo Bruera, an expert in palliative care, discusses cachexia and anorexia in serious illness. Eduardo established one of the first palliative care programs in 1984, created the Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS), and significantly contributed to the evidence base for palliative care symptoms that many of us rely on daily. The podcast delves into how we can define cachexia and anorexia, why they occur in conditions like cancer and how to assess for them, and explored the interventions that are helpful and not helpful in managing these conditions.

Link: GeriPal Podcasts (06/2024)