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Immune modulators 

Immune modulators
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Immune modulators
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Egidio Del Fabbro

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550197.003.0009
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date: 21 September 2019

Chapter 9 divides immune modulator therapies into two broad categories, namely, non-specific and specific immune modulators. As single agents, melatonin, NSAIDs, fish oil, and thalidomide all have immune-modulating effects and improve selected clinical outcomes in cachexia trials. Specific nutritional supplements and proinflammatory cytokine inhibitors have also shown promise in preliminary studies.

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