Poor muscle quality as a predictor of high mortality independent of diabetes in hemodialysis patients.

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BACKGROUND Poor muscle quality provides a clinically relevant measure for mortality in general population, particularly in the elderly people. Our previous reports indicating poorer muscle quality in diabetes mellitus (DM) hemodialysis patients than in non-DM counterparts prompted us to examine the association between two parameters in hemodialysis patients… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.biopha.2011.11.001

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