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Hand grip strength: outcome predictor and marker of nutritional status.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Among all muscle function tests, measurement of hand grip strength has gained attention as a simple, non-invasive marker of muscle strength of upper extremities, well suitable forExpand
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Assessing skeletal muscle mass: historical overview and state of the art
BackgroundEven though skeletal muscle (SM) is the largest body compartment in most adults and a key phenotypic marker of sarcopenia and cachexia, SM mass was until recently difficult and oftenExpand
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Comparison of nutritional risk screening tools for predicting clinical outcomes in hospitalized patients.
OBJECTIVE International nutritional screening tools are recommended for screening hospitalized patients for nutritional risk, but no tool has been specifically evaluated in the Brazilian population.Expand
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Phase angle and its determinants in healthy subjects: influence of body composition.
BACKGROUND The phase angle (PA) has been used as a prognostic marker in several clinical situations. Nevertheless, its biological meaning is not completely understood. OBJECTIVE We verified howExpand
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Enhancing SARC-F: Improving Sarcopenia Screening in the Clinical Practice.
OBJECTIVES To validate the (Brazilian) Portuguese-translated version of the SARC-F questionnaire and to verify its performance in the separate sarcopenia screening and muscle function evaluationExpand
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Adductor pollicis muscle: reference values of its thickness in a healthy population.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Adductor pollicis muscle is the only muscle which could be directly assessed, and its thickness could be useful in muscle mass assessment. Our objective is to determine values ofExpand
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Complementarity of Subjective Global Assessment (SGA) and Nutritional Risk Screening 2002 (NRS 2002) for predicting poor clinical outcomes in hospitalized patients.
BACKGROUND & AIMS We evaluated the ability of Nutritional Risk Screening 2002 (NRS 2002) and Subjective Global Assessment (SGA) to predict malnutrition related to poor clinical outcomes. METHODS WeExpand
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Obesity paradox in cancer: new insights provided by body composition.
BACKGROUND Obesity, defined by body mass index (BMI), appears to have a paradoxical protective effect in several chronic diseases. OBJECTIVE We investigated the obesity paradox in cancer patientsExpand
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Skeletal muscle mass and quality: evolution of modern measurement concepts in the context of sarcopenia.
The first reports of accurate skeletal muscle mass measurement in human subjects appeared at about the same time as introduction of the sarcopenia concept in the late 1980s. Since then these methods,Expand
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Standardized phase angle from bioelectrical impedance analysis as prognostic factor for survival in patients with cancer
PurposePhase angle (PA), determined by bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), has been considered as a prognostic factor in several clinical conditions. The purpose of this study is to investigateExpand
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