Muscle Mass Loss in Mechanically Ventilated Critically Ill Patients in Intensive Care Unit

SUMMARY Background. Muscle mass can be an important predictor for survival in critical illness, and there is no universally acknowledged approach for routinely assessing low muscularity at ICU admission. We aimed to identify patients with low muscularity and investigate whether ultrasound muscle mass measurements changed during the ICU stay. Materials and methods. We performed a retrospective analysis … Continued

Upper and Lower Limb Muscle Thickness Measurements in Older Women: Analysis of Variability and Development of Prediction Equations

SUMMARY Purpose. The present study aimed to describe the variability of muscle thickness measures (MT) of arm and thigh muscles, obtained by ultrasound (USD) from community-dwelling healthy older women; and to obtain a predictive equation model for arm, thigh and leg MT based on upper and lower limb circumference measures using a frequentist and Bayesian approach. Methods. Sixty-two … Continued