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Wagenmakers, A.J.: Muscle function in critically ill patients. Clinical nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland), 20, 2001, pp. 451-454.

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Relationship between Inflammation and Handgrip Strength among Non-critical Inpatients

1Department of Nutrition, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100050, China


Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. 2016, Vol. 4 No. 4, 201-204
DOI: 10.12691/jfnr-4-4-1
Copyright © 2016 Science and Education Publishing

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Zhiwen Ge, Zhongxin Hong, Jia Wang, Bingjie Ding, Lihong Zhang, Wei Li, Yanxia Bi, Zhongyi Gu, Weihua Qu, Li Wu. Relationship between Inflammation and Handgrip Strength among Non-critical Inpatients. Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. 2016; 4(4):201-204. doi: 10.12691/jfnr-4-4-1.

Correspondence to: Zhongxin  Hong, Department of Nutrition, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100050, China. Email: hongzhongxin@vip.sina.com

Abstract

Purpose: To analyze the relationship between inflammation and handgrip strength (HGS), an indicator of nutritional status, in inpatients with non-critical illnesses. Materials and Methods: HGS was measured in 530 inpatients (mean age = 56.4 ± 15.2 years) with a handgrip dynamometer. Nutrition risk was evaluated by administration of the nutrition risk screening–2002 tool. High-sensitivity C reactive protein (hs-CRP) measurements were made with an immuno-turbidimetric assay. Linear regression was used to assess relationships between variables. T-tests, Mann-Whitney U tests, and Kruskal-Wallis H tests were used to detect significant differences. Results: After accounting for gender, age, and nutrition risk, hs-CRP level was a significant predictor of HGS (β-coefficient = -0.1, p < 0.05). Conclusion: HGS was associated inversely with inflammation in hospitalized patients with non-critical illnesses. This finding suggests that relieving inflammation may benefit HGS, which could potentially lead to improved outcomes in terms of relief of inflammation, shorter hospital stays, decreased re-hospitalization rates, and decreased mortality rates.

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