Sarcopenia as a predictor of hospitalization among older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Abstract Background Previous cohort studies investigating the association between sarcopenia and the risk of hospitalization have been inconsistent. We performed a meta-analysis to determine if sarcopenia is a predictor of hospitalization. Methods Prospective cohort studies that evaluated the associ...

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Main Authors: Xiaoming Zhang, Wenwu Zhang, Conghua Wang, Wuyuan Tao, Qingli Dou, Yunzhi Yang
Format: Article
Published: BMC 2018-08-01
Series:BMC Geriatrics
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