Quantitative sonographic assessment of quadriceps muscle thickness for fall injury prediction in patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis: an observational cohort study

Abstract Background Accidental fall risk is high in patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis. Falls are associated with fatal injury, comorbidities, and mortality. Risk assessment should be a primary component of fall prevention. This study investigated whether quadriceps muscle thickness measur...

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Main Authors: Asuka Sai, Kentaro Tanaka, Yasushi Ohashi, Akifumi Kushiyama, Yoshihide Tanaka, Shuta Motonishi, Ken Sakai, Shigeko Hara, Takashi Ozawa
Format: Article
Published: BMC 2021-05-01
Series:BMC Nephrology
Online Access:https://doi.org/10.1186/s12882-021-02347-5