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Limb/trunk lean mass ratio as a risk factor for mortality in peritoneal dialysis patients

Kang SH et al.
Used Parameters : ECW/TBW

Publication Year : 2013

Country : Korea

Journal : Journal of Renal Nutrition

Background This study was performed to determine the clinical relevance of limb/trunk lean mass ratio (LTLM) in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients. Methods This retrospective cohort study included 534 CAPD patients. Body compositions were measured using a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry apparatus. Results In males, the sensitivity and specificity for the diagnosis of sarcopenia were 70.3% and 85.9%, respectively. Respective values in females were 62.3% and 83.8%. The initial low LTLM …
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