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Bioelectrical impedance vector analysis to evaluate relative hydration status.
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PMID:  19876654     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective was to present our clinical experience with bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA). Forty-six patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) without oedema, 21 oedematous nephrotic children and 15 in remission from nephrotic syndrome were studied. The age range was 2-14 years. Data were obtained with the vector bioelectric impedance analysis method (Piccoli's RXc graph with 95% confidence ellipses) and compared with normal paediatric values. The mean vector position differs significantly among the groups of evaluated patients (Hotelling T(2) test, p < 0.05). Mean vector position along the 45 degrees direction (major axis of ellipses) indicates a progressive increase in body fluid volume from patients with CKD stage IV to stages II-III to patients in remission from nephrotic syndrome to oedematous subjects. We observed a progressive vector lengthening in children with severe renal disease (separate 95% confidence ellipse). This pattern indicates relative dehydration. BIVA represents a useful clinical tool that is able to detect changes in hydration.
Sara Bozzetto; Antonio Piccoli; Giovanni Montini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-10-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany)     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1432-198X     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Nephrol.     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-21     Completed Date:  2010-04-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708728     Medline TA:  Pediatr Nephrol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  329-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Azienda Ospedaliera-University of Padua, Padua, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Body Water / metabolism
Child, Preschool
Dehydration / diagnosis*,  etiology,  metabolism
Edema / diagnosis*,  etiology,  metabolism
Electric Impedance / diagnostic use*
Nephrotic Syndrome / complications,  diagnosis*,  metabolism
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic / complications,  diagnosis*,  metabolism
Skinfold Thickness
Water-Electrolyte Balance

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