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
- Reflects body composition
- Is easy, inexpensive and non-invasive to perform
- Some measures of bioimpedance have been shown to predict death1
- 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
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.
Download Paper – Volume Overload, assessed by teh resistance-reactance graph method of interpreting bioimpedance, is prevalent in incident haemodialysis patients participating in the Longitudinal study of haemodialysis patients.