Journal article

Longitudinal changes in anthropometrics and impact on self-reported physical function after traumatic brain injury

Lee-Anne S Chapple, Adam M Deane, Lauren T Williams, Richard Strickland, Chris Schultz, Kylie Lange, Daren K Heyland, Marianne J Chapman

Critical Care and Resuscitation | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2017


BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patients admitted to the ICU with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are at risk of muscle wasting but this has not been quantified. Our aims were to describe longitudinal changes in anthropometrical data, compare the accuracy of non-invasive methodologies to the validated dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA), and assess the relationships between anthropometrical data and self-reported physical function. METHODS: In a prospective observational study, we recruited patients admitted to the ICU with a moderate-to-severe TBI over 12 months. Anthropometric measurements included the subjective global assessment (SGA), bodyweight and ultrasoundderived quadriceps muscle layer thic..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Amelia Kranz, Research Assistant, Discipline of Acute Care Medicine, University of Adelaide, for her contribution to data entry. Our research was funded by an Australasian Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (AuSPEN) small project grant and a Neurosurgical Research Foundation grant. L C was supported by an Australian Post-Graduate Award, a Royal Adelaide Hospital Dawes Top-Up Scholarship and a School of Medicine Top-Up Scholarship