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Unintentional Weight Loss

AUTHOR:
Joseph Mort
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  1. List major categories of disease that can cause unintentional weight loss.
  2. Identify manifestations of unintentional weight loss on physical exam (sarcopenia, cachexia, dehydration).
  3. List which laboratory tests to order in a patient with unintentional weight loss.
  4. Identify interventions for management of malnutrition and unintentional weight loss.
  5. Be familiar with the complications of providing nutrition to patients with severe malnutrition.
Section
AccessMedicine > Clinician's Pocket Reference: The Scut Monkey, 11e > Chapter 3. Differential Diagnosis: Symptoms, Signs, and Conditions > Weight Loss
Chapter
AccessMedicine > Symptom to Diagnosis: An Evidence-Based Guide, 3e > Weight Loss, Unintentional
Chapter
AccessMedicine > Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20e > Unintentional Weight Loss

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