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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 45

of 'Approach to the patient with unintentional weight loss'

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Evaluation of involuntary weight loss. Where do you start?
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Wise GR, Craig D
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Postgrad Med. 1994;95(4):143.
 
When a patient presents with involuntary weight loss, the etiologic considerations can be overwhelming. To plan a cost-effective workup, physicians need to be aware of the most common causes of weight loss and the tests that yield the most pertinent data. Drs Wise and Craig review the clinical studies on unintentional weight loss and suggest an initial approach to management.
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Loma Linda University School of Medicine, CA 92350.
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