Malnutrition and Muscle: Tools for Early Screening
Maria Christina Gonzalez, MD, PHD
|Date:||20 July 2023|
In this video, Maria Christina Gonzalez, MD, PHD will review the most commonly used nutrition screening tools and their characteristics; discuss the evidence of the association between malnutrition risk and adverse outcomes; and explain how surrogate markers of muscle mass can be used in clinical practice.
Maria Cristina Gonzalez, Md, Phd
Catholic University of Pelotas
Pelotas, RS, Brazil
Dr. Maria Cristina Gonzalez is a Professor at the Universidade Católica de Pelotas in the Postgraduate Program in Health and Behavior and an Associate Professor at Universidade Federal de Pelotas in the Postgraduate Program in Nutrition and Food and the Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology in Brazil. She received her medical degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas and did her postdoctoral work in parenteral and enteral nutrition, endoscopy, and gastroenterology. She then earned a PhD degree in epidemiology from the Universidade Federal de Pelotas in Brazil and completed postdoctoral work at Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University. She recently was designed a Fellow of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (FASPEN). Her clinical interests focus on body composition assessment, nutritional assessment, bioelectrical impedance analysis, and nutritional support in surgery, oncology, and geriatrics. Professor Gonzalez is a member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, International Journal of Nutrology, and Revista Brasileira de Nutrição Clínica. She has published approximately 120 articles in scientific journals and has given more than 250 presentations in her areas of expertise.