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Fat content of lumbar extensor muscles and low back disability: a radiographic and clinical comparison.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8504225     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The fat content of the lumbar back extensor muscles was assessed from computed tomograms and correlated to self-reported disability in 39 consecutive chronic low back pain patients. The assessment for the quality of fat was done separately for the three lowest lumbar intervertebral levels. The Oswestry index was used to evaluate the low back disability. Analysis showed positive relationship between the fat content of the lumbar paraspinal muscles at lumbosacral level and self-reported disability in men. The relationship was weaker in women, and at higher lumbar levels it was not found in either sex.
H Alaranta; K Tallroth; A Soukka; M Heliövaara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of spinal disorders     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0895-0385     ISO Abbreviation:  J Spinal Disord     Publication Date:  1993 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-07-02     Completed Date:  1993-07-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8904842     Medline TA:  J Spinal Disord     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  137-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Orthopaedic Hospital of the Invalid Foundation, Helsinki, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue / radiography*
Back / pathology,  radiography
Low Back Pain / pathology,  radiography*
Middle Aged
Muscles / pathology,  radiography*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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