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Sarcopenia and sarcopenic obesity are prognostic factors for overall survival in patients with cirrhosis

Physical medicine and Rehabilitation
Author
Hara N et al.
Used Parameters : SMM, VFA

Publication Year : 2016

Country : Japan

Journal : Internal Medicine

Objective Although the prognosis is known to be poor in cirrhosis patients associated with sarcopenia, the relationships among skeletal muscle, visceral fat, and the liver have not yet been thoroughly investigated. Therefore, the prognosis and its associations with body composition and the severity of liver disease were examined in patients with cirrhosis. Methods The skeletal muscle mass and visceral fat area were measured in 161 patients with cirrhosis, the effects of body composition on the prognosis were analyzed, and any factors …
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