World Journal of Surgery

, Volume 42, Issue 11, pp 3819–3820 | Cite as

Letter to the Editor: Functional Compromise Cohort Study (FCCS): Sarcopenia is a Strong Predictor of Mortality in the Intensive Care Unit

  • Wilhelmus G. P. M. LooijaardEmail author
  • Peter J. M. Weijs
  • Heleen M. Oudemans-van Straaten
Letter to the Editor


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Copyright information

© Société Internationale de Chirurgie 2018
Corrected publication March/2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wilhelmus G. P. M. Looijaard
    • 1
    Email author
  • Peter J. M. Weijs
    • 1
    • 2
  • Heleen M. Oudemans-van Straaten
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Intensive Care MedicineVU University Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Nutrition and DieteticsVU University Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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