Relationship between adductor pollicis muscle thickness and subjective global assessment in a cardiac intensive care unit

  title={Relationship between adductor pollicis muscle thickness and
subjective global assessment in a cardiac intensive care unit},
  author={Fernanda Pickrodt Karst and Renata Monteiro Vieira and Sandra Mari Barbiero},
  booktitle={Revista Brasileira de terapia intensiva},
OBJECTIVE To verify the relationship between the adductor pollicis muscle thickness test and the subjective global assessment and to correlate it with other anthropometric methods. METHODS This observational cross-sectional study was conducted in the intensive care unit of a cardiology hospital in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The hospitalized patients underwent subjective global assessment and adductor pollicis muscle thickness tests on both hands, along with measurement of the… CONTINUE READING
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