Muscle Fat Replacement Linked to Respiratory Impairment

Muscle Fat Replacement Linked to Respiratory Impairment

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Muscle Fat Replacement Linked to Respiratory Impairment

Fat replacement of back, abdominal, and trunk muscles in late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD) correlates with diaphragm weakness and worsening respiratory function, a long-term clinical study has determined. “These results suggest that identification of fat replacement in these areas … should lead to a closer monitorization of respiratory muscle function over time,” the investigators wrote. The study, “Correlation Between Respiratory Accessory Muscles and Diaphragm Pillars MRI and Pulmonary Function Test in Late-Onset Pompe Disease Patients,” was published…

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