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Quantitative muscle strength assessment in duchenne muscular dystrophy: longitudinal study and correlation with functional measures

Alberto Lerario19, Serena Bonfiglio19, MariaPia Sormani29, Andrea Tettamanti39, Sarah Marktel49, Sara Napolitano49, Stefano Previtali59, Marina Scarlato59, MariaGrazia Natali-Sora59, Eugenio Mercuri69, Nereo Bresolin19, Tiziana Mongini79, Giancarlo Comi59, Roberto Gatti39, Fabio Ciceri49, Giulio Cossu89 and Yvan Torrente19*

Author Affiliations

1 Dipartimento di Fisiopatologia medico-chirurgica e dei Trapianti, Centro Dino Ferrari, Department of Neurology and Laboratory of Neuroscience, IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Università di Milano, Fondazione, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico di Milano, Via F. Sforza n35, Milano, 20122, Italy

2 Biostatistics Unit, Dep. of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy

3 School of Physiotherapy, University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy

4 Pediatric Immunohematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy

5 Division of Neuroscience, Department of Neurology and INSPE, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy

6 Department of Pediatric Neurology, Catholic University, Policlinico Gemelli, Largo Gemelli, 00168, Rome, Italy

7 Neuromuscular Center "P. Peirolo", Department of Neuroscience, S.Giovanni Battista Hospital of Turin, Turin, Italy

8 Division of Regenerative Medicine, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy

9 Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University College London, Rm 545, Rockefeller Bldg. 21 University Street, London, WC1E 6DE, UK

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BMC Neurology 2012, 12:91  doi:10.1186/1471-2377-12-91

Published: 13 September 2012

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Table S1.Relationship of patients’ baseline values of the KinCom variables with age.

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Table S2.1 year follow up of DMD patients and healthy subjects.

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Table S3.1 year longitudinal changes of patients’ KinCom variables according to age.

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Table S4.Fluctuations of the KinCom variables around the regression lines over 3 months of intervals.

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