Bedside ultrasound is a practical and reliable measurement tool for assessing quadriceps muscle layer thickness.

@article{Tillquist2014BedsideUI,
  title={Bedside ultrasound is a practical and reliable measurement tool for assessing quadriceps muscle layer thickness.},
  author={Maggie Tillquist and Demetrios Kutsogiannis and Paul E Wischmeyer and Christine Kummerlen and Roger C. W. Leung and Daniel E Stollery and Constantine J Karvellas and Jean Charles Preiser and Nora J. Bird and Rosemary A. Kozar and Daren Keith Heyland},
  journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition},
  year={2014},
  volume={38 7},
  pages={
          886-90
        }
}
BACKGROUND Critically ill patients commonly experience skeletal muscle wasting that may predict clinical outcome. Ultrasound is a noninvasive method that can measure muscle quadriceps muscle layer thickness (QMLT) and subsequently lean body mass (LBM) at the bedside. However, currently the reliability of these measurements are unknown. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the intra- and interreliability of measuring QMLT using bedside ultrasound. METHODS Ultrasound measurements of… CONTINUE READING

Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 63 CITATIONS, ESTIMATED 41% COVERAGE

Validity of Ultrasound Imaging Versus Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Measuring Anterior Thigh Muscle, Subcutaneous Fat, and Fascia Thickness

Filippo Mechelli, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Maria Stokes, Sandra Agyapong-Badu
  • Methods and protocols
  • 2019
VIEW 1 EXCERPT
CITES METHODS

FILTER CITATIONS BY YEAR

2014
2019

CITATION STATISTICS

  • 3 Highly Influenced Citations

  • Averaged 14 Citations per year from 2017 through 2019