Real-time shear wave ultrasound elastography: a new tool for the evaluation of diaphragm and limb muscle stiffness in critically ill patients

Abstract : Muscle weakness following critical illness is the consequence of loss of muscle mass and alteration of muscle quality. It is associated with long-term disability. Ultrasonography is a reliable tool to quantify muscle mass, but studies that evaluate muscle quality at the critically ill bedside are lacking. Shear wave ultrasound elastography (SWE) provides spatial representation of soft tissue stiffness and measures of muscle quality. The reliability and reproducibility of SWE in critically ill patients has never been evaluated.
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Aurelien Flattres, Yassir Aarab, Stéphanie Nougaret, Fanny Garnier, Romaric Larcher, et al.. Real-time shear wave ultrasound elastography: a new tool for the evaluation of diaphragm and limb muscle stiffness in critically ill patients. Critical Care, BioMed Central, 2020, 24 (1), pp.34. ⟨10.1186/s13054-020-2745-6⟩. ⟨hal-02468739⟩

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