Use of bioelectrical impedance analysis measurements in the clinical management of patients undergoing dialysis

Robert F. Kushner*, Peter M J M De Vries, Rani Gudivaka

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The use of bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) in patients with end- stage renal disease who are receiving dialysis provides researchers with two important applications: 1) a biological model in which the underlying assumptions of BIA can be tested, and 2) if valid, a tool that can be used to improve the clinical management of patients receiving dialysis. We review the rationale of and purpose for using BIA in the dialysis population, the physiologic changes that occur during dialysis that influence BIA measurements, and last, conclusions reached from the current scientific literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)503S-509S
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume64
Issue number3 SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1996

Keywords

  • Bioelectrical impedance analysis
  • dialysis
  • dry weight
  • extracellular water
  • intracellular water
  • total body water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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