Sarcopenia in critically ill patients


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

JOURNAL OF ANESTHESIA, cilt.30, ss.884-890, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00540-016-2211-4
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF ANESTHESIA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.884-890

Özet

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.