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The influence of sarcopenia in dropped head syndrome in older women

Physical medicine and Rehabilitation
Eguchi Y et al.
Used Parameters : FFM, Segmental FFM, SMI

Publication Year : 2017

Country : Japan

Journal : Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders

Age-related sarcopenia may cause physical dysfunction. We investigated the involvement of sarcopenia in dropped head syndrome (DHS). Our study subjects were ten elderly women with idiopathic DHS (mean age 75.1 years, range 55–89). Twenty age-and sex-matched volunteers (mean age 73.0, range 58–83) served as controls. We used a bioelectrical impedance analyzer (BIA) to analyze body composition, including appendicular skeletal muscle mass index (SMI; appendicular lean mass (kg)/(height (m)) 2). SMI< 5.75 was …
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