European physicians involved in sarcopenia

Leader: Jürgen Bauer Francesco Landi


  • To promote research in all aspects of sarcopenia.
  • To explore ways to standardize research and clinical practices in sarcopenia.
  • To bridge the gap between science and daily practice with a focus on appropriate functional outcomes.
  • To raise awareness of the concept of sarcopenia and its management to other health care providers, decision makers and general public.
  • To engage with other societies of groups interested in sarcopenia.

Outcomes 2017

  • International Registry on Sarcopenia in Clinical Practice
  • Validation of SARC-F screening questionnaire in many different European languages
  • Support to the validation of the SarQOL questionnaire, a QoL instrument specific for sarcopenic patients

Projects & Events 2017, 2018

  • Symposium at the 2017 EUGMS Congress in Nice presenting research in SARC-F, ultrasounds, prediction of outcomes.
  • Extension of the Registry to be used by HCP of all continents.
  • 2018 activities will be agreed at the next group meeting.

Next meeting of the group

EUGMS 2017 Congress in Nice, France


  • Special issue on Sarcopenia of European Geriatric Medicine in June 2016 (Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 195-284. Table of contents: Sarcopenia, the last organ insufficiency (A.J. Cruz-Jentoft)
  • Sarcopenia and frailty: From theoretical approach into clinical practice (F. Landi, A. Cherubini, M. Cesari, R. Calvani, M. Tosato, A. Sisto, A.M. Martone, R. Bernabei, E. Marzetti)
  • Physiological and architectural changes in the ageing muscle and their relation to strength and function in sarcopenia (S. Perkisas, A. De Cock, V. Verhoeven, M. Vandewoude)
  • Vitamin D in sarcopenia: Understanding its role in pathogenesis, prevention and treatment (G. Arik, Z. Ulger)
  • Sarcopenic obesity (D. Scott, V. Hirani)
  • Sarcopenia and the cardiometabolic syndrome: A narrative review (G. Bahat, B. İlhan)
  • Sarcopenia in post-acute care and rehabilitation of older adults: A review (D. Sánchez-Rodríguez, A. Calle, A. Contra, N. Ronquillo, A. Rodríguez-Marcos, O. Vázquez-Ibar, M. Colominas, M. Inzitari)
  • Malnutrition and sarcopenia are associated with increased mortality rate in nursing home residents: A prospective study (B. Saka, H. Ozkaya, E. Karisik, S. Akin, T.S. Akpinar, F. Tufan, G. Bahat, H. Dogan, Z. Horasan, K. Cesur, N. Erten, M.A. Karan)
  • Critical analytical evaluation of promising markers for sarcopenia (E. Cavalier, C. Beaudart, F. Buckinx, O. Bruyère, J.-Y. Reginster)
  • Assessment of muscle mass, muscle strength and physical performance in clinical practice: An international survey (O. Bruyère, C. Beaudart, J.-Y. Reginster, F. Buckinx, D. Schoene, V. Hirani, C. Cooper, J.A. Kanis, R. Rizzoli, E. McCloskey, T. Cederholm, A. Cruz-Jentoft, E. Freiberger)
  • Grip strength measurement: Towards a standardized approach in sarcopenia research and practice (L.A. Schaap, B. Fox, T. Henwood, O. Bruyère, J.-Y. Reginster, C. Beaudart, F. Buckinx, H. Roberts, C. Cooper, A. Cherubini, G. dell’Aquilla, M. Maggio, S. Volpato)
  • Systematic review: Prevalence of sarcopenia in ageing people using bioelectrical impedance analysis to assess muscle mass (B. Lardiés-Sánchez, A. Sanz-Paris, D. Boj-Carceller, A.J. Cruz-Jentoft)
  • Calf circumference predicts mobility disability: A secondary analysis of the Mexican health and ageing study (M.U. Pérez-Zepeda, L.M. Gutiérrez-Robledo)
  • Review of the evidence on the use of electrical muscle stimulation to treat sarcopenia (M.M. Nishida, T. Tsuboyama, T. Moritani, H. Arai)
    Sarcopenia as a public health problem (O. Bruyère, C. Beaudart, M. Locquet, F. Buckinx, J. Petermans, J.-Y. Reginster)
  • Burden-of-illness of Dutch community-dwelling older adults with sarcopenia: Health related outcomes and costs (D.M. Mijnarends, J.M.G.A. Schols, R.J.G. Halfens, J.M.M. Meijers, Y.C. Luiking, S. Verlaan, S.M.A.A. Evers)

Group Members


September 2015