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The assessment of body composition in patients with cirrhosis.
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PMID:  8925859     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Very little information is available on body composition in patients with cirrhosis. Difficulties arise in studying these patients because they tend to retain fluid and this results in changes in tissue density and in the hydration fraction of fat-free mass. As the classic body composition techniques rely on the assumption that these variables remain constant, use of these methods will result in either under- or overestimates of body composition variables. Use of multi-component models, employing two or more measurement techniques, will obviate the need for some of the assumptions inherent in the use of single techniques, thereby increasing the accuracy of the assessments, without loss of precision.
M Y Morgan; A M Madden
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of nuclear medicine     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0340-6997     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Nucl Med     Publication Date:  1996 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-11-05     Completed Date:  1996-11-05     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7606882     Medline TA:  Eur J Nucl Med     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  213-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
University Department of Medicine, The Royal Free Hospital and School of Medicine, Pond Street, Hampstead, London NW3 2QG, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Body Composition*
Body Water
Diagnostic Imaging
Electric Impedance
Liver Cirrhosis*
Middle Aged
Neutron Activation Analysis
Nutritional Status
Potassium / analysis
Whole-Body Counting
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