Journal article

Comparison of segmental lean tissue mass in individuals with spinal cord injury measured by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry and predicted by bioimpedance spectroscopy

Katherine J Desneves, Maya G Panisset, Mary P Galea, Nicole Kiss, Robin M Daly, Leigh C Ward

Spinal Cord | SPRINGERNATURE | Published : 2020

Abstract

STUDY DESIGN: Observational. OBJECTIVES: To compare two methods for predicting segmental (arms, legs, trunk) lean tissue mass (LTM: non-bone fat-free mass) from bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) against LTM measured from dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) in individuals with acute spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING: Austin Health Victorian Spinal Cord Service, Victoria, Australia. METHODS: Fourteen participants (two female), within 8 weeks of traumatic SCI had BIS measured following an overnight fast and within 24 h of DXA scanning. Total body fat-free mass (FFM, body weight minus fat mass) and segmental LTM were predicted from BIS using manufacturer's proprietary software and a previously ..

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Grants

Awarded by Transport Accident Commission through the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR project)


Funding Acknowledgements

Original data collection was funded by a grant from the Transport Accident Commission through the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR project #NGE-E-13-078). Author KJD was supported by a grant from the Austin Medical Research Foundation and MGP by an Australian Postgraduate Award.