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Validation of skeletal muscle volume as a nutritional assessment in patients with gastric or colorectal cancer before radical s

Principle/Accuracy
Author
Takayuki Endo et al.
Used Parameters : SMI, PBF, VFA

Publication Year : 2017

Country : Japan

Journal : Journal of Clinical Medicine Research

Background Recently, some studies have reported the importance of sarcopenia as a prognostic factor in patients with gastrointestinal cancer who have undergone surgery. We aimed to examine skeletal muscle volume for use in nutritional assessment of preoperative patients, and to compare the results with those of other conventional methods of nutritional assessment, such as biochemical or body composition values. Methods This was an open cohort study which examined skeletal muscle volume for use in nutritional assessment of …
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