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Muscle mass loss is a potential predictor of 90‐day mortality in older adults with aspiration pneumonia

Maeda K, Akagi J
Used Parameters : SMI

Publication Year : 2016

Country : Japan

Journal : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Objectives To investigate the association between loss of muscle mass and aspiration pneumonia (AP). Design Prospective observational cohort. Setting Acute geriatric hospital. Participants Individuals admitted to the hospital for AP (N= 151; mean age 85.9; 49.7% male). Measurements Appendicular skeletal muscle index (ASMI; appendicular skeletal muscle mass divided by height squared) was used to evaluate muscle mass. Data on age, sex, body mass index, Mini Nutritional Assessment—Short Form score, Barthel Index score …
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