Handgrip strength as a predictor of bone mineral density in outpatients with cirrhosis.

@article{Santos2016HandgripSA,
  title={Handgrip strength as a predictor of bone mineral density in outpatients with cirrhosis.},
  author={L{\'i}via Alves Amaral Santos and Talles Bazeia Lima and La{\'i}s Augusti and Let{\'i}cia de Campos Franzoni and F{\'a}bio da Silva Yamashiro and Fernanda Bolfi and V{\^a}nia dos Santos Nunes and Mariana de Souza Dorna and C{\'a}ssio Vieira de Oliveira and Carlos Antonio Caramori and Giovanni Faria Silva and Fernando Gomes Romeiro},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={2016},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={229-34}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM Osteoporosis is well recognized as a cirrhosis complication; however, most studies assessing this condition included only patients on liver transplantation lists with an elevated rate of bone diseases. While general population studies show that handgrip strength is clearly associated with bone mineral density, until now this tool has not been applied to patients with cirrhosis in relation to their bone condition. This study aimed to evaluate whether handgrip strength, bone… CONTINUE READING

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