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Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Pulmonary Rehabilitation |

Ultrasonographic Echo Intensity of the Quadriceps in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients: A Pilot Study

Xiong Ye, MD; Hui Xiao, MD; SuiYang Zhang, MD; Lundbäck Bo, PhD
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Shanghai Pudong Hospital, Fudan University Pudong Medical Center, Shanghai, China


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A493. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.514
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SESSION TITLE: Pulmonary Rehabilitation

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

PURPOSE: We investigated whether echo intensity of quadriceps measured by ultrasound can distinguish muscles affected by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from healthy muscles and whether severity of ultrasound abnormalities is associated with health-related quality of life (HRQL).

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