Sarcopenia in critically ill patients


KIZILARSLANOĞLU M. C. , KUYUMCU M. E. , YEŞİL Y., HALİL M. G.

JOURNAL OF ANESTHESIA, vol.30, no.5, pp.884-890, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00540-016-2211-4
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF ANESTHESIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.884-890

Abstract

Sarcopenia occurring as a primary consequence of aging and secondary due to certain medical problems including chronic disease, malnutrition and inactivity is a progressive generalized loss of skeletal muscle mass, strength and function. The prevalence of sarcopenia increases with aging (approximately 5-13 % in the sixth and seventh decades). However, data showing the prevalence and clinical outcomes of sarcopenia in intensive care units (ICUs) are limited. A similar condition to sarcopenia in the ICU, called ICU-acquired weakness (ICU-AW), has been reported more frequently. Here, we aim to examine the importance of sarcopenia, especially ICU-AW, in ICU patients via related articles in Medline.