Early changes in bioelectrical estimates of body composition in chronic kidney disease

Vincenzo Bellizzi, Luca Scalfi, Vincenzo Terracciano, Luca De Nicola, Roberto Minutolo, Maurizio Marra, Bruna Guida, Bruno Cianciaruso, Giuseppe Conte, Biagio R. Di Iorio

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to detect the potential occurrence of early abnormalities of body composition in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) at first referral to an outpatient nephrology clinic. Eighty-four patients with CKD (49 men and 35 women) were compared with 604 healthy control subjects (298 men and 306 women). Anthropometry and bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) were performed in all participants, whereas renal function, laboratory tests for nutritional status, and nutrient intake were assessed in the CKD group only. Creatinine clearance was 27.8 ± 13.8 and 27.4 ± 13.0 ml/min per 1.73 m2 in male and female patients with CKD, respectively. No patient showed peripheral edema; frank malnutrition, defined by presence of serum albumin 2; or protein intake

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1481-1487
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Society of Nephrology
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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