Adductor pollicis muscle: A study about its use as a nutritional parameter in surgical patients.

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Body composition is important to identify malnutrition, and several anthropometric measurements are used to estimate muscle mass in the clinical practice. This study aimed to assess the adductor pollicis muscle thickness (APMT), its covariates and association with malnutrition in hospitalized surgical patients. METHODS APMT was measured… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.clnu.2014.11.006

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