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Prevalence of Malnutrition and Sarcopenia among Elderly with Low- Energy Femur Fracture. A 6 Months Prospective Analysis of 132 Cases

Volume 10 - Issue 2

Nauro Hudson Monteiro1, Diana Borges Dock-Nascimento2 and José Eduardo de Aguilar-Nascimento*1

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    • Health of Sciences Postgraduate Course, University Center of Varzea Grande, Brazil
    • 2Health of Sciences Postgraduate Course and Nutrition School of Federal University of Mato Grosso, Brazil
    • *Corresponding author: José Eduardo de Aguilar-Nascimento, Brazil

Received: October 12, 2018;   Published: October 24, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.10.001935

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Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of malnutrition and sarcopenia in elderly patients with low-energy femur fractures. Method: A cross-sectional observational study performed in two public hospitals in Cuiaba-Brazil. Physical examination data were collected from all patients within the first 24 hours after admission. The collection period lasted from May to October 2017. All cases were assessed by SARC-F questionnaire and the nutritional mini-evaluation (NMA). We performed a descriptive and epidemiological analysis for the prevalence of malnutrition and sarcopenia among the patients.

Results: One hundred thirty two patients were analyzed, 58.3% males with mean age of 73.6 (ranging from 60-97) years old. Only 19.7% (26) of the patients were considered eutrophic and by the SARC-F questionnaire, 64.4% (85) of the studied population was considered as sarcopenics.

Conclusion: The prevalence of malnutrition and sarcopenia is high in elderly patients with a low-energy femur fracture.

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