CORRELAZIONI TRA PARAMETRI BIOELETTRICI E ANTROPOMETRICI IN CORSO DI MALATTIA EPATICA CRONICA

Translated title of the contribution: Correlation between bioelectric parameters and anthropometry in patients with chronic liver disease

F. W. Guglielmi, T. Mastronuzzi, F. De Marco, L. Laddaga, A. Balestrazzi, C. Panella, A. Francavilla

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Abstract

Bioelectric parameters were measured, using a BIA101 impedance analyser (Akern srl, Firenze, Italy), in 133 adult male subjects. Patients with chronic liver disease were selected upon biologic and morphologic investigations and were divided into three groups according to degree of disease (49 chronic hepatitis = EC; 36 cirrhosis = CIR; 22 cirrhosis with ascites = ACIR) and compared with the data of 26 healthy controls (NOR). In these patients resistance (R), reactance (Xc), impedance (Z) and phase angle (Φ), age, body mass index (IMC), triceps skinfold (Pt) and arm muscular circumference (CM) were evaluated. The changes of IMC between NOR and EC were in disagreement over the stability of their bioelectric parameters. CM values of CIR and ACIR showed a progressive deterioration of nutritional state coupled with worsening of disease. Our data demonstrated that in cirrhotic patients, Xc is the only bioelectric parameter altered. Because of the correlation between Xc decrease and enhancement of liver disease we suggested that reactance could be used to distinguish CIR from ACIR.

Translated title of the contributionCorrelation between bioelectric parameters and anthropometry in patients with chronic liver disease
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)97-102
Number of pages6
JournalRivista Italiana di Nutrizione Parenterale ed Enterale
Volume9
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Anatomy
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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    Guglielmi, F. W., Mastronuzzi, T., De Marco, F., Laddaga, L., Balestrazzi, A., Panella, C., & Francavilla, A. (1991). CORRELAZIONI TRA PARAMETRI BIOELETTRICI E ANTROPOMETRICI IN CORSO DI MALATTIA EPATICA CRONICA. Rivista Italiana di Nutrizione Parenterale ed Enterale, 9(2), 97-102.