ID 113135
Title Alternative
Factors related to loss of lower extremity muscle mass in elderly acute stroke patients
Author
Ichihara, Takako The University of Tokushima KAKEN Search Researchers
Takata, Shinjiro The University of Tokushima
Keywords
elderly
acute stroke patients
loss of lower extremity muscle mass
related factors
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
The present study investigated the factors contributing to the loss of upper and lower extremity muscle mass in three elderly stroke patients with right hemiplegia in whom our rehabilitation program could not be performed at 1‐2 weeks after onset. The results revealed common factors such as prolonged accurate microinjection of hypotensive agents, severe hemiplegia(Brunnstrom stage I or Ⅱ), diarrhea and delayed initiation of tube feeding at 3 to 8 days after onset. With regard to individual differences, while all patients were recovering in bed, the degree of decrease in muscle mass varied among patients because they moved their extremities differently.
Journal Title
The Journal of Nursing Investigation
ISSN
13483722
24342238
NCID
AA11937122
Publisher
徳島大学医学部
Volume
6
Issue
1
Start Page
23
End Page
27
Sort Key
23
Published Date
2007-05-31
EDB ID
FullText File
language
eng
TextVersion
Publisher
departments
Medical Sciences
University Hospital