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Sarcopenia is associated with severe postoperative complications in elderly gastric cancer patients undergoing gastrectomy

Physical medicine and Rehabilitation
Fukuda Y et al.
Used Parameters : FFM, SMM, SMI, BFM

Publication Year : 2015

Country : Japan

Journal : Gastric Cancer

Background Malignancy is a secondary cause of sarcopenia, which is associated with impaired cancer treatment outcomes. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of preoperative sarcopenia among elderly gastric cancer patients undergoing gastrectomy and the differences in preoperative dietary intake and postoperative complications between sarcopenic and non-sarcopenic patients. Methods Ninety-nine patients over 65 years of age who underwent gastrectomy for gastric cancer were analyzed. All patients underwent gait …
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