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Preoperative muscle weakness as defined by handgrip strength and postoperative outcomes: a systematic review

Pervez Sultan1, Mark A Hamilton2 and Gareth L Ackland34*

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1 Department of Anesthesia, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California 94305, USA

2 Anaesthesia and Critical Care, St Georges Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK

3 Centre for Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management, University College London, London, UK

4 Department of Medicine, University College London, London, UK

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BMC Anesthesiology 2012, 12:1  doi:10.1186/1471-2253-12-1

Published: 17 January 2012

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