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Alterations of body composition patterns in pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease patients

Nephrology
Author
Kittiskulnam et al.
Used Parameters : SMI, PBF, VFA

Publication Year : 2020

Country : Thailand

Journal : International Urology and Nephrology

Purpose Body mass index (BMI) might be an inaccurate estimate of detailed body composition because it does not differentiate muscle from fat mass. We sought to understand the effect of kidney function decline on alterations of body composition patterns among pre-dialysis CKD patients. Methods Body composition was measured by multi-frequency bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA). Low muscle mass was defined as appendicular muscle mass (kg) adjusted to the square of height in meters< 7.0 and 5.7 kg/m …
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