Sarcopenia in patients with hip fracture: A multicenter cross-sectional study

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Steihaug, Ole Martin; Gjesdal, Clara Gram; Bogen, Bård Erik; Kristoffersen, Målfrid Holen; Lien, Gunhild; Ranhoff, Anette Hylen;
  • Publisher: PLOS
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 12,issue 9 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0184780, pmc: PMC5597226
  • Subject: Research Article | Diagnostic Medicine | Anatomy | Signs and Symptoms | Vitamin D | Anthropometry | Pathology and Laboratory Medicine | Pelvis | Hip | Chemical compounds | Albumins | Physical sciences | Organic chemistry | Proteins | Sarcopenia | Chemistry | Biology and Life Sciences | Surgical and Invasive Medical Procedures | Medicine | Serum Albumin | Q | R | Vitamins | Biochemistry | Science | Medicine and Health Sciences | Organic compounds
    mesheuropmc: body regions | human activities | musculoskeletal system

<p>Background: Sarcopenia is prevalent in older persons and is a risk factor for falls, fractures, and mortality. The aim of this study was to determine a) the feasibility of determining sarcopenia in patients with acute hip fracture, b) the prevalence of sarcopenia and... View more
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