Research Topics

  • Cachexia
  • Sarcopenia
  • Frailty
  • Fatigue
  • Anorexia in old age
  • Chronic wounds


Key Publications

Herpich, C., Franz, K., Ost, M., Otten, L., Coleman, V., Klaus, S., Müller-Werdan, U., Norman, K.: Associations between serum GDF15 concentrations, muscle mass and strength show sex-specific differences in older hospital patients. Rejuv Res in press (E-pub ahead of print) (2020).

Franz, K., Otten, L., Muller-Werdan, U., Doehner, W., Norman, K.: Severe Weight Loss and Its Association with Fatigue in Old Patients at Discharge from a Geriatric Hospital. Nutrients 11 (2019). [Open Access]

Franz, K., Ost, M., Otten, L., Herpich, C., Coleman, V., Endres, A.-S., Klaus, S., Müller-Werdan, U., Norman, K.: Higher serum levels of fibroblast growth factor 21 in old patients with cachexia. Nutrition 63-64, 81-86 (2019).

Otten, L., Stobäus, N., Franz, K., Genton, L., Müller-Werdan, U., Wirth, R., Norman, K.: Impact of sarcopenia on 1-year mortality in older patients with cancer. Age Ageing 48, 413-418 (2019).

Preis, E., Franz, K., Siegert, E., Makowka, A., March, C., Riemekasten, G., Cereda, E., Norman, K.: The impact of malnutrition on quality of life in patients with systemic sclerosis. Eur. J. Clin. Nutr. 72, 504-510 (2018).

Franz, K., Norman, K.: Trinknahrung zur Therapie der Mangelernährung nach Krankenhausentlassung. Nutrition News 14 (1):5-7 (2017).

Franz, K., Müller-Werdan, U., Norman, K.: Ernährung und Mangelernährung im Alter. Klinikarzt 46(12):620-623 (2017).