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Clinical Value of Muscle Mass Assessment in Clinical Conditions Associated with Malnutrition

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Clinical Nutrition, Geneva University Hospitals, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland
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Department of Clinical Nutrition, Rouen University Hospital, Normandie University, 76000 Rouen, France
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Research Group on Geriatrics, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Corporate Member of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Berlin Institute of Health, 13347 Berlin, Germany
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Department of Nutrition and Gerontology, German Institute for Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke, 14558 Nuthetal, Germany
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Clinical Nutrition, Geneva University Hospital, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland
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J. Clin. Med. 2019, 8(7), 1040; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm8071040
Received: 29 May 2019 / Revised: 8 July 2019 / Accepted: 16 July 2019 / Published: 17 July 2019
Malnutrition results from a reduction of food intake or an alteration of nutrient assimilation and leads to decreased lean mass. Strong evidence shows that malnutrition associated with loss of muscle mass negatively impacts clinical outcomes. The preservation or improvement of muscle mass represents a challenge. This review aims to (1) describe current methods to assess muscle mass in clinical practice, (2) describe the associations between muscle mass and clinical outcomes, and (3) describe the impact of interventions aiming at increasing muscle mass on clinical outcomes. It highlights the importance of assessing muscle mass as part of the screening and the follow-up of malnutrition in clinical practice. View Full-Text
Keywords: mid-arm muscle circumference; bioelectrical impedance analysis; dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry; computed tomography; fat-free mass; appendicular skeletal muscle mass; lean soft tissue; skeletal muscle index; chronic disease; old mid-arm muscle circumference; bioelectrical impedance analysis; dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry; computed tomography; fat-free mass; appendicular skeletal muscle mass; lean soft tissue; skeletal muscle index; chronic disease; old
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Mareschal, J.; Achamrah, N.; Norman, K.; Genton, L. Clinical Value of Muscle Mass Assessment in Clinical Conditions Associated with Malnutrition. J. Clin. Med. 2019, 8, 1040.

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