Upper and Lower Limb Muscle Thickness Measurements in Older Women: Analysis of Variability and Development of Prediction Equations

SUMMARY Purpose. The present study aimed to describe the variability of muscle thickness measures (MT) of arm and thigh muscles, obtained by ultrasound (USD) from community-dwelling healthy older women; and to obtain a predictive equation model for arm, thigh and leg MT based on upper and lower limb circumference measures using a frequentist and Bayesian approach. Methods. Sixty-two … Continued

Relation Between Components of Oral Health and Sarcopenia in Older Adults: a Narrative Review

SUMMARY Introduction. With the growing population of older adults, a spike in the problems related to aging is expected, with sarcopenia being the foremost. Among the plethora of factors contributing to the development of sarcopenia, oral hypofunction is one among them and there is a growing number of findings on the link between oral health and sarcopenia. However, the … Continued

Regression model for the prediction of risk of sarcopenia among older adults

Background. Sarcopenia is a generalized loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength. Early identification is essential to minimize the adverse effects and consequences, which can help in the prevention and timely management of sarcopenia. Hence we developed a regression model for the prediction of sarcopenia. Methods. This study adopted a case-control design. The dependent variable … Continued