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Bioelectrical impedance analysis for the assessment of sarcopenia in patients with cancer: a systematic review

Cancer/ Palliative treatment
F.P. Aleix et al.
Used Parameters : SMM, SMI

Publication Year : 2019

Country : USA

Journal : The Oncologist

Background The loss of muscle mass, known as sarcopenia, is a natural process of aging that is associated with adverse health outcomes regardless of age. Because cancer is a disease of aging, interest in sarcopenia and its potential impact in multiple cancer populations has increased significantly. Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is a guideline‐accepted method for sarcopenia detection. This systematic review assesses the literature pertaining to BIA use in the detection of sarcopenia in adults with cancer. Materials …
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