Nutritional markers, acute phase reactants and tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase 1 in elderly patients with pressure sores.

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BACKGROUND Loss of collagen and elastin is observed in the elderly. In geriatric inpatients, chronic protein malnutrition could induce susceptibility to additional morbidity such as pressure sores. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between nutritional and inflammatory status and the production of tissue inhibitor of… (More)

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@article{Prier2002NutritionalMA, title={Nutritional markers, acute phase reactants and tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase 1 in elderly patients with pressure sores.}, author={C{\'e}line P{\'e}rier and R Granouillet and Astrid Chamson and Renaud Gonthier and J. Frey}, journal={Gerontology}, year={2002}, volume={48 5}, pages={298-301} }