Journal article

Observations of body mass index in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: a longitudinal study

ZE Davidson, MM Ryan, AJ Kornberg, K Sinclair, A Cairns, KZ Walker, H Truby

European Journal of Clinical Nutrition | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Nutritional issues that are associated with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) remain poorly understood. The aim of this analysis was to describe and explore longitudinal observations of body mass index (BMI) in a cohort of children with DMD. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Anthropometric and clinical characteristics were collected retrospectively and longitudinally for boys with DMD seen in two large neuromuscular clinics. BMI Z-scores were determined using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reference values for children (2000). RESULTS: Medical records (n=193) were examined from which 75% were included for analysis. The mean age of the cohort at the time of data collect..

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