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Relationship between comorbidity and sarcopenia: impact on mortality and survival

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29296/25877305-2021-06-11

A. Erokhina; Professor E. Golovanova, MD Smolensk State Medical University, Ministry of Health
of Russia

The growth of geriatric syndromes (sarcopenia, senile asthenia, etc.) in the setting of age-related comorbidity has a negative prognostic value for survival of older patients. Early detection of sarcopenia matters muchtoreduce mortality rates among the elderly. Aim. Evaluation of the incidence of comorbidities in patients of mature, elderly and senile age with and without sarcopenia and their impact on mortality and survival rates. Materials and methods. We examined 39 men and 39 women aged between 45 and 89 (average are 60,6±14,3 years). Sarcopenia was diagnosed using the criteria of the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People (EWGSOP) 2010 and the EWGSOP2 2018 recommendations. The comorbidity status was assessed using the Charlson index. Results. Sarcopenia of different severity degrees was detected in 55,7% of the subjects using ultrasound assessment of muscle mass (MM), the incidence of sarcopenia was higher in women that in men (р25 kg/m2. The mean Charlson index (score) was 6,7±0,3 for sarcopenia patients, and 4,0±0,4 for non-sarcopenia patients (р

ultrasound assessment of muscle mass

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