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THE ROLE OF ULTRASOUND AS A DIAGNOSTIC TOOL FOR SARCOPENIA

H.J. Stringer, D. Wilson

J Frailty Aging 2018;7(4):258-261

Sarcopenia is the progressive loss of skeletal mass and strength, particularly in older adults, with consequent reduction in function and independence. Changing population demographics, have resulted in increased prevalence of sarcopenia and this is associated with a considerable economic burden. Whilst simple, effective, non-intrusive management of this condition exists, no routine diagnosis takes place either in the UK or in many other countries, partly due to an absence of pragmatic clinical diagnostic tools to support the early identification of the syndrome. This position paper aims to provide a short overview proposing the potential case for developing ultrasound as a new and alternative diagnostic tool for identifying sarcopenia.

CITATION:
H.J. Stringer ; D. Wilson (2018): The role of ultrasound as a diagnostic tool for sarcopenia. The Journal of Frailty and Aging (JFA). http://dx.doi.org/10.14283/jfa.2018.24

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