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Muscle mass gain is positively associated with functional recovery in patients with sarcopenia after stroke

Physical medicine and Rehabilitation
Nagano et al.
Used Parameters : SMI, ASM

Publication Year : 2020

Country : Japan

Journal : Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases

Objective Intervention for treating sarcopenia is of great concern in clinical settings. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between changes in skeletal muscle mass and functional outcomes in patients with sarcopenia after stroke. Methods A retrospective cohort study of stroke patients with sarcopenia consecutively admitted to a single center's convalescent rehabilitation wards was conducted from 2015 to 2018. Sarcopenia was defined as a loss of skeletal muscle mass index (SMI) with bioelectrical impedance and …
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