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Quantifying appendicular muscle mass in geriatric inpatients: Performance of different single frequency BIA equations in comparison to dual X-ray absorptiometry.
Reiter, R; Iglseder, B; Treschnitzer, W; Alzner, R; Mayr-Pirker, B; Kreutzer, M; Pirich, C; Kässmann, H; Dovjak, P; Reiss, J;
Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2018; 80:98-103
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Alzner Reinhard
Iglseder Bernhard
Kässmann Helmut
Mayr-Pirker Brigitte
Pirich Christian
Reiss Jens
Reiter Raphael
Treschnitzer Wolfgang


Quantification of skeletal muscle mass is mandatory for diagnosing sarcopenia, a highly prevalent geriatric syndrome. While dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is the reference method in a clinical context, bioimpedance analysis (BIA) is more readily applicable on a broad scale. Recently BIA equations for the prediction of appendicular skeletal muscle mass in higher age groups have been published, but data on their performance in geriatric inpatients are lacking.

Useful keywords (using NLM MeSH Indexing)

Absorptiometry, Photon/methods*


Aged, 80 and over

Body Composition/physiology

Electric Impedance*




Muscle, Skeletal/pathology*


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