Body composition monitor measurement technique for the detection of volume status in peritoneal dialysis patients: the effect of abdominal fullness


SIPAHI S., HUR E., DEMIRTAS S., KOCAYIGIT I., BOZKURT D. , TAMER A., ...More

INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, vol.43, no.4, pp.1195-1199, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11255-011-9977-y
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1195-1199

Abstract

Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) is used to assess volume status in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. However, it is proposed that it may be troubling in patients with abnormal fluid distribution and body geometry. It is not clear whether having an empty abdomen or not interferes with the BIS results and its relation with echocardiographic findings in PD patients.