Clinical implications of sarcopenia in patients undergoing complete resection for early non-small cell lung cancer.

@article{Suzuki2016ClinicalIO,
  title={Clinical implications of sarcopenia in patients undergoing complete resection for early non-small cell lung cancer.},
  author={Yuzo Suzuki and Tatsuro Okamoto and Takatoshi Fujishita and Masakazu Katsura and Takaki Akamine and Shinkichi Takamori and Yosuke Morodomi and Tetsuzo Tagawa and Fumihiro F. Shoji and Yoshihiko Maehara},
  journal={Lung cancer},
  year={2016},
  volume={101},
  pages={92-97}
}
OBJECTIVES Sarcopenia is characterized by progressive and generalized loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength. We aimed to investigate sarcopenia in patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who underwent complete resection, and the relationship of sarcopenia with clinicopathological factors. METHODS All consecutive patients who underwent lung resection between January 2005 and December 2008 were enrolled in this retrospective study. Eligible patients were assigned to one of… CONTINUE READING
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