Measuring skeletal muscle strength and endurance, from bench to bedside

Saey, Didier; Troosters, Thierry
October 2008
Clinical & Investigative Medicine;Oct2008, Vol. 31 Issue 5, pE307
Academic Journal
Information about several papers discussed at a symposium on cardiopulmonary prevention and rehabilitation is presented. It focuses on the different ways to evaluate skeletal muscle function in patients with chronic disease. It also discusses the standardized protocols that have been projected to measure muscle strength for clinical research domains.


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