Table 7

Studies describing relationship between handgrip strength and postoperative mortality.

AUTHOR

YEAR

Duration of mortality follow-up

Mortality

"Control" handgrip strength

Control Mortality

Mortality

"comparator"

Handgrip strength

Comparator

Mortality

Log-rank?


Cook [17]

2001

3 months

Male < 32 kg

Female < 21 kg

11.3%

Male > 32 kg

Female > 21 kg

2.9%

NO


Figueiredo [24]A

2000

1 year

GS data not presented

n/a


Le Cornu [25]B

2000

30 days, 6 months

GS < 85%

Not reported

GS > 85%

Not reported

YES*


Griffith [28]

1989

7 days

Male 27 ± 6 kg

Female 13 ± 4 kg

8.7%

13.3%

Figures not presented

NO


Kalfarentzos [12]

1989

Not stated

GS < 85%

17.2%

GS > 85%

0%

NO


GS = handgrip strength

A. None of the nutritional parameters assessed including handgrip strength were associated with increased risk of mortality

B. Survival plot from time of listing to transplant or death (not for grip strength)

*GS < 85% was significantly related to post transplant occurrence of major complications (definition includes death), minor sepsis and no sepsis (p = 0.05)

Sultan et al. BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:1   doi:10.1186/1471-2253-12-1

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