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Association of Adductor Pollicis Muscle Thickness and Handgrip Strength with nutritional status in cancer patients.

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Summary of "Association of Adductor Pollicis Muscle Thickness and Handgrip Strength with nutritional status in cancer patients."

Malnutrition is common in patients with cancer, and its early diagnosis can reduce or prevent further complications and improve the clinical and nutritional prognosis. Adductor Pollicis Muscle Thickness (APMT) and Handgrip Strength have been explored in this population to identify a reduction in strength and muscle mass prior to the use of conventional methods. We aimed to correlate APMT and Handgrip Strength with conventional anthropometric variables in cancer patients and verify their association with nutritional status as determined by the Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment (PG-SGA).

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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0220334

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