CT-Based Muscle Changes in a Retrospective Cohort of Patients


The purpose of this study is that patients who have muscle deterioration after experiencing a traumatic injury will have worse long term outcomes than patients who do not have muscle deterioration.


We plan to prove that using the change in muscle mass on serial CT scans can be used as a tool to identify patients who are at risk of a poor long term outcome and intervene in their care through aggressive nutritional and rehabilitation support in hopes of improving their recovery.


You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Traumatic injury, Muscle deterioration
  • Age: Between 18 Years - 55 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria

Polytraumatized patients with ISS scores >18 from January 1, 2013-December 31, 2017
Patients with two or more CT scans of the abdomen and pelvis within a 6 month period
Patients who respond to the phone call/mail surveys to obtain survey data

Exclusion Criteria

Patients with ISS scores <18
Patients with less than two CT scans of the abdomen and pelvis
People who fail follow up or who fail to respond to phone calls/mail surveys.

Updated on 20 Nov 2022 . Study ID: TX10223
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