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Titolo Assessment of body composition in long-term hemodialysis patients: Rationale and methodology
Autore Shubho R. Sarkar (*), Martin K. Kuhlmann (*), Resham Khilnani, Fansan Zhu, Steven B. Heymsfield, George A. Kaysen, Nathan W. Levin
Referenza Journal of Renal Nutrition - January 2005 - Volume 15 - Number 1
Contenuto Protein-energy malnutrition is seen in patients with advanced stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and is even more pronounced in patients receiving long-term hemodialysis treatment. Both entities have great impact on patient morbidity and mortality. Analysis of body composition is an integral part of nutritional assessment and includes the estimation of muscle, fat, and fat-free mass, as well as the extracellular water compartment. Clinical assessment of these compartments is difficult, and gold-standard methods such as tracer dilution, magnetic resonance imaging, and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry are expensive, cumbersome, and rarely available. We report an ongoing study of body composition in hemodialysis patients involving deuterium and sodium bromide dilution, total body potassium counting, magnetic resonance imaging, whole-body and segmental bioimpedance spectroscopy, and anthropometry.
Data 15.02.2005
 
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