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The Relationship Between Muscle Morphology and Muscle Strength

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00933192
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 7, 2009
Last Update Posted : April 16, 2010
Sponsor:
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Karl Landsteiner Institute of Remobilization and Functional Health

Brief Summary:
The evaluation of skeletal muscle strength in severly ill or cognitive impaired patients is an unresolved problem especially during the rehabilitation process. The aim of this study is to correlate morphological parameters assessed with muscle ultrasound and isometric muscle strength to establish an objective progression parameter for rehabilitation therapies.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Skeletal Muscle Ultrasound Isometric Muscle Strength Device: Siemens Acuson Antares ultrasound

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 52 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Relationship Between Muscle Morphology and Muscle Strength
Study Start Date : July 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Ultrasound
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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Group 1: young healthy patients Device: Siemens Acuson Antares ultrasound
skeletal muscle ultrasound of the musculus quadriceps, on two different days, two observers
Group 2: old healthy patients Device: Siemens Acuson Antares ultrasound
skeletal muscle ultrasound of the musculus quadriceps, on two different days, two observers




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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
outpatients or inpatients of the institute of physical medicine and rehabilitaion
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • group 1: patients between 18 and 35 years
  • group 2: patients between 60 and 80 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • neuromuscular diseases
  • hip or knee prosthesis in the investigated leg
  • any trauma of the hip, knee or ankle of the investigated leg during the last 12 months
  • cognitive impairments
  • pregnancy
  • diabetes mellitus Type II
  • acute or chronic pain in the investigated leg
  • chronic maligne or non - maligne diseases (of the heart, lung or kidney)

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Locations
Austria
Karl Landsteiner Institute of Remobilisation and Functional Health
Vienna, Austria, 1100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Karl Landsteiner Institute of Remobilization and Functional Health

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Karl Landsteiner Institute of Remobilization and Functional Health, Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00933192     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: muscle ultrasound
First Posted: July 7, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 16, 2010
Last Verified: April 2010