Relevance of Serum Creatine Kinase in Clinical Assessment of Sarcopenia



Dr. med. Dipl.-Ing. (BA) Thea Laurentius, Oberärztin
Klinik für Innere Medizin und Geriatrie Universitätsklinikum Aachen


Mahtab Nourbakhsh, Sc.D., Ph.D., Director of Research, Klinik für Innere Medizin und Geriatrie, Universitätsklinikum Aachen
Prof. Dr. med. Nicole Kuth, Leiterin Lehrgebiet Allgemeinmedizin, Universitätsklinikum Aachen


The aim of this proposal is to assess the clinical association of serum creatine kinase levels and stages of sarcopenia in people >65 years old in a cross-sectional study. Evaluation of sarcopenic stages in geriatric patients will be performed using bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA). The level of serum creatine kinase will be monitored in a clinical lab. We also will establish a unique collection of specimens from a rigorously characterized geriatric cohort available at the RWTH centralized biomaterial bank (cBMB).