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- Elarrat, Rodrigo Moura, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Clinical nutrition ESPEN 2017 v.17 pp. 105-109
- HIV infections; Human immunodeficiency virus; arm circumference; body mass index; cross-sectional studies; hands; hospitals; immunologic factors; males; men; models; muscles; patients; quality of life; regression analysis; skinfold thickness; viral load; weight loss; women
- ... Involuntary weight loss and muscle mass loss among HIV-positive patients are only detectable in late stages, leading poor life quality. The reduction of adductor pollicis muscle thickness (APMT) can be easily and earlier uncovered in those cases. The purpose was to estimate APMT and compare it with immunological and anthropometric parameters of HIV-infected people.A crosssectional study was carrie ...