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Evaluation de la sarcopénie de la personne agée par la bio-impédance spectroscopique [Multispectral bioimpedance and sarcopenia in the elderly].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
The definition of sarcopenia includes both a loss of muscle strength and a decline in functional quality in addition to the loss of muscle protein mass. Multispectral bioimpendance allows bedside assessment of muscle mass. Using this new tool, we performed a pilot study to look for a possible correlation between muscle mass and various tests of muscle strength (grip strength, key-pitch, tip-pinch) and with functional tests (walk speed on 10 meters and Tinetti test). Our study demonstrates a good correlation between muscle mass determined by spectroscopic bioimpendance and muscle strength assessment, but no correlation with functional tests.
Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Dielectric Spectroscopy/methods, Female, Humans, Male, Muscle Strength/physiology, Muscle, Skeletal/metabolism, Pilot Projects, Point-of-Care Systems, Sarcopenia/diagnosis
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