Letter to the Editor: Nutritional state assessed by ultrasonography, but not by bioelectric impedance, predicts 28-day mortality in critically ill patients. Prospective cohort study

  • Merve Güner Oytun
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    Corresponding author. Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, 06230, Sıhhiye, Ankara, Turkey.
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    Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Turkey
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  • Cafer Balci
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    Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Turkey
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Published:January 11, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clnu.2022.01.004
      We carefully read the paper titled “Nutritional state assessed by ultrasonography, but not by bioelectric impedance, predicts 28-day mortality in critically ill patients. Prospective cohort study” by da Silva Passos et al. with great enthusiasm [
      • da Silva Passos L.B.
      • Macedo T.A.A.
      • De-Souza D.A.
      Nutritional state assessed by ultrasonography, but not by bioelectric impedance, predicts 28-day mortality in critically ill patients. Prospective cohort study.
      ]. The impact of the malnutrition on the mortality in patients admitted to intensive care unit, and defining the malnutrition by ultrasonography and bioelectric impedance (BIA) are the distinctive parts of this article. However, there may be some residual confounding factors to consider when interpreting the results of the study.

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