Determination of fluid status in haemodialysis patients with whole body and calf bioimpedance techniques (pages 131–140)
LI LIU, FANSAN ZHU, JOCHEN G RAIMANN, STEPHAN THIJSSEN, MURAT H SIPAHIOGLU, GREGORY WYSTRYCHOWSKI, THOMAS KITZLER, CIRO TETTA, PETER WABEL, PETER KOTANKO and NATHAN W LEVIN
Version of Record online: 19 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1797.2011.01526.x
The authors used calf bioimpedance spectroscopy (cBIS) and whole body model (WBM) based on whole body impedance to determine dry weight in 21 haemodialysis patients. They showed that WBM could be useful to predict a target range of normal hydration weight particularly for patients with fluid overload and that cBIS provides an accurate reference for the estimation of dry weight. Thus, they concluded that the combined use of cBIS and WBM is promising for estimation of hydration status in haemodialysis patients.