Special Issue "Radiopharmaceuticals and Sarcopenia"

A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247). This special issue belongs to the section "Radiopharmaceutical Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 January 2024 | Viewed by 312

Special Issue Editors

Big Data Center, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung 40227, Taiwan
Interests: Body Composition, Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis, Sarcopenia, Data Analysis
School of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Interests: Body Composition Imaging, Functional Body Imaging, Sarcopenia, Steatohepatitis
General Education Center, National Taiwan University of Sport, Taichung, Taiwan
Interests: Body Composition, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, Sports Nutrition and Wellness

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sarcopenia is defined as a loss of skeletal muscle mass and function related to aging, drugs, or malignancy. It is a systemic disease that is characterized by degenerative change, inflammatory process, mitochondrial dysfunction, etc. Since sarcopenia is associated with functional impairment, disability, falls, fractures, and other consequences that reduce the quality of life and increased mortality, it presents an issue of growing concern particularly in the developing world and aging world.

This Special Issue invites research and review articles on the use of radiopharmaceuticals as a tool to study the mechanisms of sarcopenia. The mechanisms covering aging, inflammation, metabolism, nutrition, protein synthesis, drugs, and malignancy are some of the research areas that this Special Issue aims to include. The use of radiopharmaceuticals to study the anatomy, physiology or pathology of adipose tissue, skeletal muscle, and body composition is also welcome.

Dr. Kuen-Chang Hsieh
Dr. Li-Wen Lee
Dr. Hsueh-Kuan Lu
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • aging
  • cachexia
  • cancer
  • body composition
  • chemotherapy
  • sarcopenia
  • sarcopenic obesity
  • skeletal muscle index
  • toxicity

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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