Evaluating skeletal muscle mass with ultrasound in patients with systemic sclerosis


SARI A. , EŞME M. , ŞENGÜL AYÇİÇEK G. , ARMAĞAN B. , KILIÇ L. , ERTENLİ A. İ. , ...More

NUTRITION, vol.84, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 84
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.nut.2020.110999
  • Title of Journal : NUTRITION

Abstract

Objectives: Patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) have an increased risk for loss of skeletal muscle mass. Ultrasonography (US) is a safe and promising method to evaluate muscle mass. In this study, we aimed to assess the frequency and clinical associations of low muscle mass status in patients with SSc, investigate the correlations between muscle mass sonographically measured regional muscle thicknesses (MTs), and explore the utility of US in predicting low muscle mass.