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The use of upper extremity anthropometrics in the clinical assessment of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Kasarskis, E J ; Berryman, S ; English, T ; Nyland, J ; Vanderleest, J G ; Schneider, A ; Berger, R ; Mcclain, C

Muscle & nerve, March 1997, Vol.20(3), pp.330-5 [Rivista Peer Reviewed]

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  • Titolo:
    The use of upper extremity anthropometrics in the clinical assessment of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Autore: Kasarskis, E J ; Berryman, S ; English, T ; Nyland, J ; Vanderleest, J G ; Schneider, A ; Berger, R ; Mcclain, C
  • Note di contenuto: We evaluated the feasibility of using upper extremity anthropometrics to monitor the clinical status of 18 patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The bone-free arm muscle area (AMA) was computed using measurement of triceps skinfold thickness and the mid-upper arm circumference according to published formulae. The AMA correlated significantly with body mass, isokinetic muscle force generation, cross-sectional muscle area on computerized tomography scanning, and pulmonary functions including forced vital capacity and maximal voluntary ventilation. Serial determinations of AMA demonstrated a decline in 10 of 13 patients over 6 months. We pilot tested the use of AMA in a clinical trial of ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) in the treatment of ALS. The AMA progressively decreased by 13%, 15%, and 30% in ALS patients treated with 0 microg CNTF/kg, 15 microg CNTF/kg, and 30/microg CNTF/kg, respectively, over a 9-month treatment period. We conclude that measurement of AMA provides...
  • Fa parte di: Muscle & nerve, March 1997, Vol.20(3), pp.330-5
  • Soggetti: Anthropometry ; Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis -- Pathology ; Arm -- Pathology
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • Tipo: Articolo
  • Identificativo: ISSN: 0148-639X ; PMID: 9052812 Version:1
  • Fonte: MEDLINE/PubMed (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

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