Regional and Whole-Body Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry to Guide Treatment and Monitor Disease Progression in Neuromuscular Disease

Andrew J. Skalsky, Jay J. Han, Richard T. Abresch, Craig M McDonald

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Abstract

Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) is a safe, noninvasive, inexpensive tool for managing patients with neuromuscular diseases. Regional and whole-body DEXA can be used to guide clinical treatments, such as determining body composition to guide nutritional recommendations, as well as to monitor disease progression by assessing regional and whole-body lean tissue mass. DEXA can also be used as an outcome measure for clinical trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-73
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2012

Keywords

  • Body composition
  • DEXA
  • Fat mass
  • Lean mass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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