[Diagnosis of malnutrition in the elderly by dual energy absorptiometry].

  title={[Diagnosis of malnutrition in the elderly by dual energy absorptiometry].},
  author={Anne Cl{\'e}ment and Damien Jolly and J. L. Novella and Charbanou Jochum and E Berg{\'e}al and Fabian Canas and Stanley Ackah-Miezan and Timoth{\'e}e G. Leleu and Marie Girardot and François Blanchard},
  journal={Presse medicale},
  volume={29 22},
OBJECTIVES Denutrition is a frequent condition in elderly persons and may have major consequences. A noninvasive investigation, whole body dual energy X-ray absorptiometry, should allow, by direct measurement of body composition, early and reliable diagnosis of denutrition. This study was conducted to elaborate a diagnostic tool using this exam and to test its validity. PATIENTS AND METHODS A global index of denutrition was proposed combining anthropometric, biological criteria, and the Mini… CONTINUE READING