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Two components of the new ESPEN diagnostic criteria for malnutrition are independent predictors of lung function in hospitalize

Arora Ros Ingadottir et al.
Used Parameters : FFM, FFMI, BFM

Publication Year : 2017

Country : Iceland

Journal : Clinical Nutrition

Introduction Low fat free mass index (FFMI) is a component of the ESPEN diagnosis criteria of malnutrition, that only when accompanied with weight loss is considered to be a determinant of malnutrition. Our aims were to assess the prevalence of malnutrition in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) applying the ESPEN criteria, and to examine the ability of different components of the criteria to predict COPD severity, length of stay (LOS), hospital readmissions within 30 days and mortality. Methods Subjects …
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