Anorexia/cachexia

FDA Approves Final Label for Syndros with CII Designation

By May 24, 2017

Syndros is the first FDA-approved dronabinol solution for oral administration, containing the pharmaceutical version of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Celiac Disease and Anorexia: Is There a Link?

April 03, 2017

Karl Mårild, MD, PhD, from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo, and colleagues examined the association.

How Likely Are Teens to Seek Treatment for Eating Disorders?

March 27, 2017

Adolescents who met criteria for anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa were 2.4 and 1.9 times, respectively, more likely to seek treatment than adolescents who met criteria for binge-eating disorder.

DEA Designates Syndros as Schedule II Drug

By March 23, 2017

Syndros is anticipated to launch in the second half of 2017. It will be available as a 5mg/mL strength oral solution.

Psychostimulants Assessed as Possible Bulimia Nervosa Treatment

February 02, 2017

For select patients, psychostimulants may be beneficial for treating bulimia nervosa, according to a study of six cases published online January 23 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

Unhealthy Weight Management Linked to Adolescent Rx Drug Use

By November 16, 2016

Seventeen percent of high school students say they have engaged in non-medical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD), according to a recent Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

Dronabinol Oral Solution Approved by FDA

By July 05, 2016

The FDA has approved Syndros (dronabinol oral solution) for the treatment of anorexia associated with weight loss in patients with AIDS, and nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conventional antiemetic treatments.

Higher Rate of Alcohol-Related Problems Displayed by Women With Eating Disorders

April 06, 2016

Women with eating disorders more often exhibit risky drinking behaviors than their unaffected peers, according to a study published online April 1 in the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Anorexia Nervosa Related Deaths are Increasing, Study Finds

January 22, 2016

Mortality is increased among patients with eating disorders, with higher mortality for those with anorexia nervosa (AN) compared with bulimia nervosa (BN), binge eating disorder (BED), and eating disorder not otherwise specified (ED-NOS), according to a study published online in the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Elevated Liver Enzymes Common in Severe Anorexia Nervosa

September 10, 2015

For adults with severe anorexia nervosa (AN), elevated liver enzymes are relatively common and are associated with lower body mass index (BMI) and hypoglycemia.

Anorexia Resurgence Seen After Smoking Cessation

August 26, 2015

Smoking cessation may be associated with resurgence of anorexic symptoms in patients with a history of anorexia nervosa.

When Supplement Use Becomes an Eating Disorder

By August 07, 2015

Recent research has shown that an increasing number of men are using over-the-counter bodybuilding supplements to the point where it may be characterized as an eating disorder.

Par Launches Generic Megace ES

By July 29, 2015

Par Pharmaceuticals announced the launch of Megestrol Acetate Suspension, the generic version of its brand Megace ES.

TWi Launches Generic Megace ES

By July 29, 2015

TWi Pharmaceuticals announced the launch of Megestrol Acetate Suspension, the generic version of Par Pharmaceutical's Megace ES.

Citrin Deficiency Mimics Anorexia in Pediatric Patient

July 20, 2015

The clinical features of citrin deficiency (CD) may mimic those of anorexia nervosa (AN), according to a case report published in Pediatrics.

Mindfulness Shows Promise in Eating Disorder Prevention

June 15, 2015

Mindfulness may be a promising approach for prevention of eating disorders among adolescent girls.

AGS Updates Choosing Wisely Recs for Elderly Patients

By April 28, 2015

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has released updates to its recommendations for the ABIM Foundation's Choosing Wisely campaign to reflect new research on conditions affecting older adults, such as agitation, certain types of cancer, delirium, dementia, and others.

Study: Eating Disorders Common in Girls With Type 1 Diabetes

April 22, 2015

A new study suggests that for girls and young women with type 1 diabetes, eating disorders are common and persistent.

Disordered Eating Info Not Reaching Overweight Youth

April 03, 2015

Eating disorder education needs to reach overweight youth, as the prevalence of disordered eating among overweight girls and boys remained the same from 1999 to 2010.

Plasma B<sub>12</sub> Levels Tied to Anorexia Nervosa Severity

April 01, 2015

In patients with anorexia nervosa, plasma levels of vitamin B12 might be an early marker of liver dysfunction and are possibly related to more severe psychopathological aspects.

Hunger Signals, Self-Control May Differ in Brains of Anorexia Patients

March 27, 2015

People with anorexia nervosa have an abnormal brain response to hunger signals, according to a new study.

More Rapid Refeeding With Anorexia Nervosa Safe, Effective in Study

February 17, 2015

Refeeding patients with anorexia nervosa to achieve more rapid weight gain may be safe and effective in a hospital-based protocol.

Specific Supplements Can Improve Pressure Ulcer Healing

February 03, 2015

Eight weeks of formula enriched with arginine, zinc, and antioxidants linked to improved healing

Grading System Developed for Cancer-Linked Weight Loss

November 25, 2014

A grading system has been developed for clinically important weight loss (WL) in patients with cancer, which includes the independent prognostic significance of body mass index (BMI) and percent WL.

Healthy Eating Obsession Could Be Orthorexia Nervosa

November 13, 2014

The condition orthorexia nervosa is not officially recognized in the DSM-V, yet doctors and registered dieticians are seeing an increase in patients with symptoms of the disorder along with a preoccupation with healthy eating.

Family-Based Therapy Helps Anorexia Patients

September 25, 2014

Family-based therapies can benefit adolescents with anorexia nervosa, according to a new study.

TWi Pharma Approved for Generic Megace ES

August 28, 2014

TWi Pharmaceuticals announced that it has received final approval for Megestrol Acetate Suspension, the generic version of Par Pharmaceutical's Megace ES.

Eating Disorders in Adolescents: Recommendations, Diagnosis Changes

August 25, 2014

A new review presents recommendations for the management of eating disorders (EDs) in children. In addition, other research indicates that there has been a recent increase in the prevalence of eating disorders not otherwise specified who do not meet weight criteria (EDNOS-Wt), relative to anorexia nervosa (AN).

Early-Age Dieting Tied to Negative Health Outcomes Later

July 30, 2014

Dieting earlier in life may set young women up for extreme weight control measures and other negative health behaviors later in life.

American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting Highlights

May 09, 2014

Research findings on aggression in adolescence, Internet addiction disorder (IAD), race and disordered eating, and botulinum toxin in treating depression were presented at the annual American Psychiatric Association meeting.