publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

Studies on hip fracture patients : effects of nutrition and rehabilitation

  • Published: 20 Apr 2015
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Hip fracture in the elderly is a serious condition associated with increased mortality. Survivors experience an increase in morbidity and disability that affect their independence and quality of life; the outcome for patients with dementia is particularly poor. Many hip fracture patients have signs of malnutrition already on admission and this patient group has been shown to have a lower body mass index (BMI) than aged-matched controls. A catabolic state develops following hip fracture, characterized by loss of bone mineral density (BMD) and muscle mass. The combination of generalized loss of muscle mass, muscle strength and/or physical performance is known as s...
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