Risk of community-acquired pneumonia in older adults with sarcopenia of a hospital from Callao, Peru 2010–2015
Archives of Gerontology & Geriatrics
Fecha de publicación: 29 january 2019
Autores: Sofia Altuna-Venegas, Raul Aliaga-Vega, Jorge L.Maguiña, Jose F.Parodi, Fernando M.Runzer-Colmenares.
Background: Sarcopenia is a geriatric syndrome characterized by loss of muscle mass and strength. The prevalence in people between 60–70 years is about 5–13% and in adults over 80 years, between 11–50% in the USA. Sarcopenia increases the risk of mortality and nosocomial infections.