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Sarcopenia is an independent risk factor of dysphagia in hospitalized older people

Physical medicine and Rehabilitation
Author
Maeda K et al.
Used Parameters : SMI

Publication Year : 2016

Country : Japan

Journal : Geriatrics & Gerontology International

Aim Sarcopenia can cause varying physical function disorders, including dysphagia. Malnutrition, a potential result of dysphagia, can also cause sarcopenia. However, the association between sarcopenia and dysphagia is not fully understood, despite evidence suggesting correlations between deglutition disorders and degenerative loss of muscle mass. The present study investigated the prevalence of dysphagia among patients with sarcopenia, and the association between the two conditions. Methods We included 224 …
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