Sarcopenia predicts 1-year mortality in elderly patients undergoing curative gastrectomy for gastric cancer: a prospective study

@article{Huang2016SarcopeniaP1,
  title={Sarcopenia predicts 1-year mortality in elderly patients undergoing curative gastrectomy for gastric cancer: a prospective study},
  author={Dong-Dong Huang and Xiao-xi Chen and Xi-Yi Chen and Su-Lin Wang and Xian Shen and Xiao-lei Chen and Zhen Yu and Cheng-Le Zhuang},
  journal={Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology},
  year={2016},
  volume={142},
  pages={2347-2356}
}
PurposeOne-year mortality is vital for elderly oncologic patients undergoing surgery. Recent studies have demonstrated that sarcopenia can predict outcomes after major abdominal surgeries, but the association of sarcopenia and 1-year mortality has never been investigated in a prospective study.MethodsWe conducted a prospective study of elderly patients (≥65 years) who underwent curative gastrectomy for gastric cancer from July 2014 to July 2015. Sarcopenia was determined by the measurements of… CONTINUE READING

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