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Andressa S Pinto, Marcio F Chedid, Léa T Guerra, Mario R Álvares-DA-Silva, Alexandre de Araújo, Luciano S Guimarães, Ian Leipnitz, Aljamir D Chedid, Cleber R P Kruel, Tomaz J M Grezzana-Filho, Cleber D P Kruel
Background: Reliable measurement of basal energy expenditure (BEE) in liver transplant (LT) recipients is necessary for adapting energy requirements, improving nutritional status and preventing weight gain. Indirect calorimetry (IC) is the gold standard for measuring BEE. However, BEE may be estimated through alternative methods, including electrical bioimpedance (BI), Harris-Benedict Equation (HBE), and Mifflin-St. Jeor Equation (MSJ) that carry easier applicability and lower cost. Aim: To determine which of the three alternative methods for BEE estimation (HBE, BI and MSJ) would provide most reliable BEE estimation in LT recipients...
July 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
Ma Paz Redondo-Del-Río, Ma Alicia Camina-Martín, Laura Moya-Gago, Sandra de-la-Cruz-Marcos, Vincenzo Malafarina, Beatriz de-Mateo-Silleras
OBJECTIVE: To compare body composition as assessed by conventional and vector bioelectrical impedance analysis according to the nutritional cataloging using body mass index (BMI) in a group of institutionalized elderly. METHODS: Cross-sectional study in 38 institutionalized elderly. Body composition was estimated by bioimpedance analysis. Differences in body composition were analyzed using t-test and ANOVA, or their corresponding nonparametric tests. Statistical significance was set at p<0...
October 10, 2016: Experimental Gerontology
Dorota Sikorska, Krzysztof Pawlaczyk, Anna Olewicz-Gawlik, Natasza Czepulis, Bartlomiej Posnik, Ewa Baum, Maria Wanic-Kossowska, Bengt Lindholm, Andrzej Oko
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients with preserved residual diuresis have a lower risk of death and complications. Here we analyzed associations between residual diuresis and presence of fluid overload and biomarkers of cardiac strain and nutrition in PD patients. METHODS: Among 44 PD patients placed into three subgroups, depending on volume of residual diuresis (group A ≤ 500; group B 600-1900; and group C ≥ 2000 mL/day), we examined: overhydration (OH) assessed by bioimpedance analysis (BIA; yielding OH index OHBIA) and by clinical criteria (edema and hypertension); nutritional status (by subjective global assessment, SGA); metabolic status (electrolytes, serum lipid profile, CRP, and albumin); biomarkers of fluid overload and cardiac strain (N-terminal probrain natriuretic peptide, NT-proBNP, and troponin T, TnT); and, echocardiography and chest X-ray...
October 12, 2016: International Urology and Nephrology
Wilson Nadruz, Dalane Kitzman, Beverly Gwen Windham, Anna Kucharska-Newton, Kenneth Butler, Priya Palta, Michael E Griswold, Lynne E Wagenknecht, Gerardo Heiss, Scott D Solomon, Hicham Skali, Amil M Shah
BACKGROUND: The contribution of cardiovascular dysfunction to frailty in older adults is uncertain. This study aimed to define the relationship between frailty and cardiovascular structure and function, and determine whether these associations are independent of coexisting abnormalities in other organ systems. METHODS: We studied 3,991 older adults (mean age 75.6±5.0 years; 59% female) from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study in whom the following six organ systems were uniformly assessed: cardiac (by echocardiography), vascular (by ankle-brachial-index and pulse-wave-velocity), pulmonary (by spirometry), renal (by estimated glomerular filtration rate), hematologic (by hemoglobin), and adipose (by body mass index and bioimpedance)...
October 12, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Takahiro Masuda, Takuya Murakami, Yusuke Igarashi, Kyochika Okabe, Takahisa Kobayashi, Shin-Ichi Takeda, Takako Saito, Chuji Sekiguchi, Yasuharu Miyazawa, Tetsu Akimoto, Osamu Saito, Shigeaki Muto, Daisuke Nagata
Objective Tolvaptan, an oral selective V2-receptor antagonist, is a water diuretic that ameliorates fluid retention with a lower risk of a worsening renal function than conventional loop diuretics. Although loop diuretics predominantly decrease extracellular water (ECW) compared with intracellular water (ICW), the effect of tolvaptan on fluid distribution remains unclear. We therefore examined how tolvaptan changes ICW and ECW in accordance with the renal function. Methods Six advanced chronic kidney disease patients (stage 4 or 5) with fluid retention were enrolled in this study...
2016: Internal Medicine
Magdalena Krajewska-Włodarczyk
The clinical picture of rheumatoid arthritis covers the condition of chronic inflammation connected to the increased concentration of inflammatory mediators, reduced physical activity, immobilization caused by pain, stiffness and joint destruction as well as accompanying hormonal and metabolic disorders. It all may lead to extra-articular complications, also to the loss of muscle mass with the weakness of muscle strength, adding to the disability and significantly lowering the patients' quality of life. Sarcopenia is an advanced form of muscle mass loss which constitutes an independent and vital threat for dexterity...
2016: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
H Sadhna, R Harris, J L Miles-Chan, S Yves, M Jean-Pierre, J Noorjehan, A G Dulloo
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Global estimates of overweight and obesity prevalence are based upon the World Health Organisation (WHO) body mass index (BMI) cut-off values of 25 and 30 kg/m(2), respectively. To validate these BMI cut-offs for adiposity in the island population of Mauritius, we assessed the relationship between BMI and measured body fat mass in this population according to gender and ethnicity. METHODS: In 175 young adult Mauritians (age 20-42 years) belonging to the two main ethnic groups-Indians (South Asian descent) and Creoles (African/Malagasy descent), body weight, height and waist circumference (WC) were measured, total body fat assessed by Deuterium oxide (D2O) dilution, and trunk (abdominal) fat by segmental bioimpedance analysis...
October 4, 2016: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
Anil Koklu, Ahmet C Sabuncu, Ali Beskok
Electrode polarization at the electrolyte/electrode interface is often undesirable for bio-sensing applications, where charge accumulated over an electrode at constant potential causes large potential drop at the interface and low measurement sensitivity. In this study, novel rough electrodes were developed for decreasing electrical impedance at the interface. The electrodes were fabricated using electrochemical deposition of gold and sintering of gold nanoparticles. The performances of the gold electrodes were compared with platinum black electrodes...
July 1, 2016: Electrochimica Acta
Bojan Gavrilovic, T Douglas Bradley, Daniel Vena, Owen D Lyons, Joseph M Gabriel, Milos R Popovic, Azadeh Yadollahi
OBJECTIVES: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is highly prevalent in patients with fluid-retaining conditions. Using bioimpedance measurements, previous studies have shown that the greater the amount of fluid redistributed from the legs to the neck overnight, the greater the severity of OSA. Our objective was to investigate factors that predispose the development or worsening of OSA in response to experimental fluid overload. METHODS: Fifteen normotensive and non-obese adult men with and without OSA underwent polysomnography (PSG) during which normal saline was infused intravenously at a minimal rate to keep the vein open (control) or as a bolus of 22 ml/kg body weight (approximately 2 L) in a random order and crossed over after a week...
July 2016: Sleep Medicine
D Lo Presti, G Gagliardi, G M Tiralongo, I Pisani, D Farsetti, R L Scala, G P Novelli, B Vasapollo, A Andreoli, H Valensise
INTRODUCTION: Several studies have demonstrated the correlation between maternal obesity and pregnancy complications. Obese women seem to be at higher risk to develop late preeclampsia, which shows a more favorable perinatal outcome compared to the early form. The assessment of total vascular resistance (TVR) could play an additional role in the detection of these patients. Targets: To identify patients at higher risk of hypertensive complications through the assessment of pre-pregnancy maternal fat mass (FM) and TVR...
August 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
A S Staelens, S Vonck, G Molenberghs, M Lng Malbrain, W Gyselaers
INTRODUCTION: Body fluid composition (BFC) changes during the course of pregnancy and evidence is growing that these changes are different in uncomplicated pregnancies compared to hypertensive pregnancies. METHODS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes in maternal BFC during the course of uncomplicated pregnancy (UP) using bioimpedance analysis, as a reference to measurements in hypertensive pregnancies. BFC was assessed using a multiple frequency bioelectrical impedance analyser...
August 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
I Pisani, D Lo Presti, G M Tiralongo, G Gagliardi, D Farsetti, B Vasapollo, G P Novelli, A Andreoli, H Valensise
INTRODUCTION: During pregnancy, maternal body composition and haemodynamics undergo important changes that are of increasing interest for understanding the evolving maternal physiology. Targets: To assess and correlate changes in body composition and haemodynamic function of healthy normotensive pregnant women. To identify different populations based on TVR values, we enrolled 235 patients subjected to bioimpedance analysis and haemodynamic assessment using the USCOM system. RESULTS: We found an increase of BMI as result of an increase of all its components and a change in water distribution: ECW percentage increases while ICW decreases (see table)...
August 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
G Gagliardi, G M Tiralongo, D Lo Presti, I Pisani, D Farsetti, B Vasapollo, G P Novelli, A Andreoli, H Valensise
INTRODUCTION: Abnormalities of cardiac output, TVR and water body distribution are connected with PE and foetal growth restriction (FGR). Targets: To identify patients at risk of PE in the first trimester through USCOM system, bioimpedance and combined screening (maternal history, biophysical and biochemical markers). We enrolled 150 healthy nulliparous women with normal BMI. RESULTS: The patients were divided into two groups: Group A (TVR <1200 dynes sec cm(-5)), Group B (TVR41200 dynes sec cm(-5))...
August 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
K Tangvoraphonkchai, A Davenport
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Patients with chronic kidney disease treated by haemodialysis (HD) are at increased risk of sarcopenia. Bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy (BIS) can be used to determine body composition, and is one of the several potential screening tools for sarcopenia. The newer generation of portable hand-held devices can be readily used in dialysis centres. The results from BIS devices using a two-compartmental model of body composition can be affected by hydration status and so ideally measurements should be made when patients are not overhydrated...
September 28, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Janet Douglass, Patricia Graves, Susan Gordon
BACKGROUND: Measurements of tissue compressibility and extracellular fluid (ECF) are used to monitor progression of lymphedema, a chronic swelling of the subcutaneous tissue. Later stages of lymphedema are characterized by fibrotic induration in the subcutis and hyperkeratosis of the skin. Several devices are available to measure these changes, but previous reliability and validity studies have been conducted primarily on adult women with unilateral arm lymphedema using contralateral limbs as controls...
September 27, 2016: Lymphatic Research and Biology
Adam J Kuchnia, Levi M Teigen, Abigail J Cole, Urvashi Mulasi, M Cristina Gonzalez, Steven B Heymsfield, David M Vock, Carrie P Earthman
BACKGROUND: Raw bioimpedance parameters (eg, 50-kHz phase angle [PA] and 200-kHz/5-kHz impedance ratio [IR]) have been investigated as predictors of nutrition status and/or clinical outcomes. However, their validity as prognostic measures depends on the availability of appropriate reference data. Using a large and ethnically diverse data set, we aimed to determine if ethnicity influences these measures and provide expanded bioimpedance reference data for the U.S. POPULATION: HASH(0x31edd88) METHODS: The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is an ongoing compilation of studies conducted by the U...
September 26, 2016: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Brett S Nickerson, Michael R Esco, Phillip A Bishop, Randall Schumacker, Mark Richardson, Michael V Fedewa, Jonathan E Wingo, Bailey A Welborn
The purpose of this study was to compare body fat percentage (BF%) and fat-free mass (FFM) values from bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) equations to values determined from a four-compartment (4C) model. Eighty-two adults (42 men and 40 women) volunteered to participate (age = 23 ± 5 years). BF% and FFM were estimated from previously developed BIA equations by Chumlea et al. (BIACH), Deurenberg et al. (BIADE), Kyle et al. (BIAKYLE), and Sun et al. (BIASUN). 4C model body composition was derived from underwater weighing for body density, dual energy X-ray absorptiometry for bone mineral content, and bioimpedance spectroscopy for total body water...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Paik Seong Lim, Chang Hsu Chen, Fansan Zhu, Peter Kotanko, Yachung Jeng, Chun Yu Hu, Li Shu Chiu, Hui-Chen Chang
OBJECTIVE: Obesity is becoming increasingly common in hemodialysis (HD) patients and is associated with inflammation and increased mortality. The primary aim of the present study was to evaluate the accuracy and variability of the bioimpedance device in measuring body fat in Taiwanese dialysis patients. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SUBJECTS: One hundred twenty-two adult patients receiving HD in a single hospital in Taiwan. SETTING: We compared the results of fat mass (FM) measured by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) and bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy device (Body composition monitor, BCM)...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Renal Nutrition
Maria de Fátima Guerreiro Godoy, Edivandra Buzato Silva, Jose Maria Pereira de Godoy
BACKGROUND: One of the dreaded complications after the treatment of breast cancer is lymphedema. Therapies used in the treatment of breast cancer such as surgery, radiotherapy, hormone therapy and chemotherapy may be adversely affected by obesity. AIM: The objective of this study was to use bioimpedance to assess abdominal fat in women with breast cancer treatment-related lymphedema and suggest this as a screening method. METHODS: Forty-five female patients with clinical diagnosis of breast cancer treatment-related lymphedema were evaluated in this quantitative cross-sectional study...
July 28, 2016: Breast Disease
Bulent Yardimci, Sinan N Aran, Ismail Ozkaya, Sevki M Aksoy, Tarik Demir, Gulsen Tezcan, Aysegul Y Kaptanoglu
OBJECTIVES: To determine the relation among the risk of falls, geriatric assessment, and anthropometric measurements, including the mini mental state examination, geriatric depression scale, handgrip test, and key pinch test. METHODS: This prospective study included 89 residents hospitalized between May 2014 and September 2015 in the geriatric care unit of the Istanbul Balikli Rum Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. Patients were followed-up for one year, and their falls were recorded...
October 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
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