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Comparison of Ultrasound-Derived Muscle Thickness With Computed Tomography Muscle Cross-Sectional Area on Admission to the Intensive Care Unit: A Pilot Cross-Sectional Study

Kate J Lambell, Audrey C Tierney, Jessica C Wang, Vinodh Nanjayya, Adrienne Forsyth, Gerard S Goh, Don Vicendese, Emma J Ridley, Selina M Parry, Marina Mourtzakis, Susannah J King

Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition | WILEY | Published : 2020


INTRODUCTION: The development of bedside methods to assess muscularity is an essential critical care nutrition research priority. We aimed to compare ultrasound-derived muscle thickness at 5 landmarks with computed tomography (CT) muscle area at intensive care unit (ICU) admission. Secondary aims were to (1) combine muscle thicknesses and baseline covariates to evaluate correlation with CT muscle area and (2) assess the ability of the best-performing ultrasound model to identify patients with low CT muscle area. METHODS: Adult patients who underwent CT scanning at the third lumbar area <72 hours after ICU admission were prospectively recruited. Muscle thickness was measured at mid-upper arm,..

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