Prevalence of sarcopenia in geriatric patients hospitalised for rehabilitation

Eva-Maria Strasser, Markus Praschak, Angelika Piatkowski, Monika Wolfram, Barbara Horvath-Mechtler, Christine Krammer, Wolfgang Kumpan & Michael Quittan
Objective: Sarcopenia is characterized by progressive muscle wasting during aging and is often associated and aggravated by acute or chronic diseases. Last year a consensus statement of the european working group on sarcopenia in older people was published with the intention to established criteria [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]