European Geriatric Medicine (2018) 9:409 https://doi.org/10.1007/s41999-018-0064-0 LE T TER TO THE EDITOR Reply to Comment on “Prevalence of dynapenia and presarcopenia related to aging in adult community‐dwelling Mexicans using two different cut ‐off points” 1 2 Wendy D. Rodríguez‑García · Lilia Castillo‑Martínez Received: 2 April 2018 / Accepted: 30 April 2018 / Published online: 16 May 2018 © European Geriatric Medicine Society 2018 Ethical approval This article does not contain any studies with human The authors sincerely appreciate Dr. Safer´s letter, his inter- participant performed by any of the authors. est in our work and comments. Safer U et al. exposes that in our study we evaluated mus- Informed consent For this type of study, informed consent is not cle mass with BIA, an instrument with controversy in its required. validity; nevertheless, there is evidence supporting the use of BIA in epidemiological studies, considering as a valid method with a small error (5–10%) . Moreover, we used References prediction equations to estimate muscle mass as EWGSOP consensus proposed and to determine the cutoff points for 1. Janssen I, Heymsfield SB, Baumgartner RN, Ross R, Vetrano DL, the diagnosis of low muscle mass in our country . Landi F et al (2000) Estimation of skeletal muscle mass by bio- electrical impedance analysis. J Appl Physiol 89:465–471 In addition, Safer et al. emphasize the importance of pre- 2. Cruz-Jentoft AJ, Baeyens JP, Bauer JM, Boirie Y, Cederholm T, test preparation for BIA; in our paper, we specify that all Landi F et al (2010) Sarcopenia: European consensus on defini - the participants were evaluated using the standard technic tion and diagnosis: report of the European Working Group on according to Kyle et al. ; also we based our protocol using Sarcopenia in older people. Age Ageing 39(4):412–423 3. Kyle UG, Bosaeus I, De Lorenzo AD, Deurenberg P, Elia M, the specifications in clinical practice [ 4]. Gómez JM, et al (2004) Bioelectrical impedance analysis-part I: Finally, we agree on the importance of specifying the review of principles and methods. Clin Nutr 23(5):1226–1243 criteria for performing the impedance in clinical practice as 4. Kyle UG, Bosaeus I, De Lorenzo AD, Deurenberg P, Elia M, well as on the use of specific cutoff points for the population Manuel Gómez J et al. (2004) Bioelectrical impedance analysis- part II: utilization in clinical practice. Clin Nutr 23(6):1430–1453 studied; this last point considered an aim of our published 5. Rodríguez-García WD, Castañeda L, Vaquero-Barbosa N, Men- article . doza-Núñez VM, Orea-Tejeda A, Perkisas S, et al. (2018) Preva- lence of dynapenia and presarcopenia related to aging in adult Compliance with ethical standards community-dwelling Mexicans using two different cut-off points. Eur Geriatr Med (in press) Conflict of interest The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest. This reply refers to the comment available at https ://doi. org/10.1007/s4199 9-018-0046-2. * Lilia Castillo-Martínez firstname.lastname@example.org Centro Regional de Educación Superior, Campus Zona Norte, Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero, Chilpancingo, Mexico Clinical Nutrition Department, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Mexico City, Mexico Vol.:(0123456789) 1 3
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