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Suggested assessments for sarcopenia in patients with stroke who can walk independently

Jung et al.
Used Parameters : SMI

Publication Year : 2020

Country : Korea

Journal : Ann Rehabil Med

Objective To investigate variables for assessment of stroke-related sarcopenia that are alternative options to the current assessment for sarcopenia, which focuses on age-related sarcopenia and also has limitations in addressing sarcopenia due to weakness resulting from stroke. Methods Forty patients (17 men, 23 women; mean age, 66.9±15.4 years) with first-ever stroke who can walk independently were included. Muscle mass was determined by measuring ultrasonographic muscle thickness of vastus intermedius, rectus femoris …
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