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Preoperative risk factors of malnutrition for cardiac surgery patients

Donata Ringaitienė et al.
Used Parameters : FFMI, Phase Angle

Publication Year : 2016

Country : Lithuania

Journal : Acta Medica Lituanica

Background. Malnutrition (MN) is prevalent in cardiac surgery, but there are no specific preoperative risk factors of MN. The aim of this study is to assess the clinically relevant risk factors of MN for cardiac surgery patients. Materials and methods. The nutritional state of the patients was evaluated one day prior to surgery using a bioelectrical impedance analysis phase angle (PA). Two groups of patients were generated according to low PA: malnourished and well nourished. Risk factors of MN were divided into three clinically …
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