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Low quantity and quality of muscle predicts poor outcomes in colon cancer surgery – Medical Xpress

Low muscle quality and quantity are both predictive of poor outcomes in colon resection surgery, according to a new study published in JAMA Surgery.

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Low muscle quality and quantity are both predictive of poor outcomes in colon resection surgery, according to a new study published in JAMA Surgery.
Carla Prado, a researcher in the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences, and her team followed 1,630 patients who received a diagnosis of Stage I to Stage III colon cancer. The researchers examined various outcomes including length of hospital stay, need for readmission and mortality in patients with colon cancer…

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