Is Sarcopenia Related to Mortality in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in the Intensive Care Unit?

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Toptas M., Yurt S., Haliloglu M., Tuna L., Karapinar K., Akkoc I., ...More

ISTANBUL MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.22, no.1, pp.13-18, 2021 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/imj.galenos.2020.57767
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.13-18
  • Keywords: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD, frailty, sarcopenia, psoas muscle area, computed tomography, PSOAS MUSCLE AREA, OUTCOMES, PREDICTOR, PROGNOSIS, MASS, RESECTION, SURVIVAL, FRAILTY, IMPACT
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: On admission to the intensive care unit (ICU), functional and general health stata are important baseline characteristics of critically ill patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The measurement of total psoas muscle area (PMA) is under investigation to determine physical frailty and sarcopenia, especially encountered in the elderly, to predict adverse outcomes and mortality in patients requiring in-hospital and ICU management. We aimed to assess the clinical value of total PMA for the prediction of mortality in COPD patients requiring ICU management of acute exacerbations.