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Volume overload, assessed by the resistance-reactance graph method of interpreting bioimpedance, is prevalent in incident haemodialysis patients participating in the Longitudinal Pilot Study of Haemodialysis Patients

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Gangji AS|Wilkieson TJ|Ingram AJ|Crowther MA|Rabbat CG|Douketis JD|Cinà CS|Goldsmith CH|Clase CM

Presented at the ASN-American Society Nephrology Oct 2009

Background

Bioimpedance

  • Reflects body composition
  • Is easy, inexpensive and non-invasive to perform
  • Some measures of bioimpedance have been shown to predict death1

Volume status

  • Is difficult to assess
  • Many correlates of volume status appear to be on causal pathways towards cardiovascular disease and death
  • Can be manipulated
  • Is a potential therapeutic target

Conclusion

The RXc graph method described by Piccoli and colleagues can be reliably operationalized into a dichotomous assessment. By this method 47% of prevalent dialysis patients were volume overloaded.

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