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Ultrasound measurements of subcutaneous adipose tissue in infants are reproducible

Flygare, Annika; Valentin, Lil LU ; Karlsland Åkeson, Pia LU ; Flodmark, Carl-Erik LU ; Ivarsson, S.A. and Axelsson, Irene LU (1999) In Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - Jpgn 28(5). p.492-494
Abstract
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ultrasound technique for measuring subcutaneous adipose tissue in infants. METHODS: Twenty infants were investigated at 3, 6, and 12 months of age. All measurements were made by the same investigator in triplicate on the left side of the body at the triceps and subscapular anatomic landmarks and at the abdomen and thigh. An ultrasound system equipped with a linear 7.0-MHz transducer was used. RESULTS: The intraclass correlation coefficients were 0.88 to 0.99. Random errors ranged from 0.01 to 0.19 mm. For log-transformed values, the random error ranged from 2.4% to 5.7%. CONCLUSIONS: Measurements of subcutaneous fat in infants using ultrasound are reproducible when performed by the... (More)
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ultrasound technique for measuring subcutaneous adipose tissue in infants. METHODS: Twenty infants were investigated at 3, 6, and 12 months of age. All measurements were made by the same investigator in triplicate on the left side of the body at the triceps and subscapular anatomic landmarks and at the abdomen and thigh. An ultrasound system equipped with a linear 7.0-MHz transducer was used. RESULTS: The intraclass correlation coefficients were 0.88 to 0.99. Random errors ranged from 0.01 to 0.19 mm. For log-transformed values, the random error ranged from 2.4% to 5.7%. CONCLUSIONS: Measurements of subcutaneous fat in infants using ultrasound are reproducible when performed by the same observer. (Less)
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  abstract     = {BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ultrasound technique for measuring subcutaneous adipose tissue in infants. METHODS: Twenty infants were investigated at 3, 6, and 12 months of age. All measurements were made by the same investigator in triplicate on the left side of the body at the triceps and subscapular anatomic landmarks and at the abdomen and thigh. An ultrasound system equipped with a linear 7.0-MHz transducer was used. RESULTS: The intraclass correlation coefficients were 0.88 to 0.99. Random errors ranged from 0.01 to 0.19 mm. For log-transformed values, the random error ranged from 2.4% to 5.7%. CONCLUSIONS: Measurements of subcutaneous fat in infants using ultrasound are reproducible when performed by the same observer.},
  author       = {Flygare, Annika and Valentin, Lil and Karlsland Åkeson, Pia and Flodmark, Carl-Erik and Ivarsson, S.A. and Axelsson, Irene},
  issn         = {1536-4801},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {492--494},
  publisher    = {Lippincott Williams & Wilkins},
  series       = {Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - Jpgn},
  title        = {Ultrasound measurements of subcutaneous adipose tissue in infants are reproducible},
  volume       = {28},
  year         = {1999},
}