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Lower skeletal muscle mass at admission independently predicts falls and mortality 3 months post-discharge in hospitalized olde

Physical medicine and Rehabilitation
Reijnierse EM et al.
Used Parameters : Segmental FFM, SMM, SMI

Publication Year : 2018

Country : Australia

Journal : Journals of Gerontology

Background Approximately 10% of older adults are annually admitted to a hospital. Hospitalization is associated with a higher risk of falls and mortality after discharge. This study aimed to identify predictors at admission for falls and mortality 3 months post-discharge in hospitalized older patients. Methods The Evaluation of Muscle parameters in a Prospective cohort of Older patients at clinical Wards Exploring Relations with bed rest and malnutrition (EMPOWER) study is an observational, prospective longitudinal inception …
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