Abstract Creatinine concentration in 24-h urine has been proposed as an indirect measure of body skeletal muscle mass (SMM). We attempted to correlate urinary creatinine levels with SMM in eight patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a progressive disease in which the degree of muscle wasting parallels the rate of progression. Magnetic resonance imaging and a newly developed protocol for image analysis were used for the measurement of SMM. The patients ate a creatine-free diet for the week before urine collection. Creatinine was measured with an enzymatic-colorimetric method. Mean (±SD) SMM value was 5.4±2.5 kg and urine creatinine levels 205.8±96.4 mg/day. Daily urinary creatinine excretion did not correlate with SMM. The simple creatinine determination in urine cannot predict SMM in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Measurement of skeletal muscle mass in Duchenne muscular disease: usefulness of 24-hour creatinine excretion

FRANCIOTTA, DIEGO MICHELE;ORCESI S;PICHIECCHIO, ANNA;TAGLIABUE, ANNA
2003-01-01

Abstract

Abstract Creatinine concentration in 24-h urine has been proposed as an indirect measure of body skeletal muscle mass (SMM). We attempted to correlate urinary creatinine levels with SMM in eight patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a progressive disease in which the degree of muscle wasting parallels the rate of progression. Magnetic resonance imaging and a newly developed protocol for image analysis were used for the measurement of SMM. The patients ate a creatine-free diet for the week before urine collection. Creatinine was measured with an enzymatic-colorimetric method. Mean (±SD) SMM value was 5.4±2.5 kg and urine creatinine levels 205.8±96.4 mg/day. Daily urinary creatinine excretion did not correlate with SMM. The simple creatinine determination in urine cannot predict SMM in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
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