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Sarcopenia is an independent predictor of hospitalization in chronic kidney disease outpatients

Nephrology
Author
HY Jeong et al.
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Used Parameters : ECW/TBW, Segmental FFM, SMI

Publication Year : 2019

Country : Korea

Journal : bioRxiv

Background Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) experience much more marked and earlier muscle wasting than subjects who do not have chronic illnesses. However, a few studies that have examined sarcopenia have been reported in CKD patients. We investigated the prevalence of sarcopenia in predialysis and dialysis outpatients with CKD and explored its relationship with the clinical outcomes. Measurements Sarcopenia was defined as reduced muscle strength accompanied by decreased adjusted appendicular …
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