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Jeannie McClelland

Nutritional status as marker for disease activity and severity predicting mortality in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc)

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Nutritional status as marker for disease activity and severity predicting mortality in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). In patients with SSc, malnutrition is common and not identified by Body Mass Index (BMI). Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) parameters reflect disease severity and provide best predictors for patient survival. Therefore, an assessment of nutritional status should be performed in patients with SSc. Lijana Krause. Ann rheumatologist Dis. May 2010. (Also see: GI Involvement and Diet)

 

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Jeannie McClelland

(Retired) ISN Director of Support Services

(Retired) ISN Sclero Forums Manager

(Retired) ISN Blog Manager

(Retired) ISN Assistant News Guide

(Retired) ISN Artist

International Scleroderma Network

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