Sarcopenia, revised European diagnostic criteria 2018

Authors: prof. MUDr. Topinková Eva, CSc.
Authors‘ workplace: Geriatrická klinika 1. LF UK a VFN Praha
Published in: Geriatrie a Gerontologie 2019, 8, č. 1: 14-19


The paper presents the revised European consensus on definition and diagnosis of sarcopenia recommended by the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People in 2018. Sarcopenia is defined as a progressive, generalized muscle disorder associated with a higher risk of negative health outcomes – falls, fractures, physical disability and mortality. Furthermore, the diagnostic algorithm for screening and diagnosis of sarcopenia is described in detail. The article provides a detailed review of screening and diagnostic methods and consensus-based cut off values.


revised criteria 2018 – musclemass, strength and function – clinical diagnosis


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