Bioelectrical impedance analysis - part I: review of principles and methods

Kyle, Ursula G., Bosaeus, Ingvar, De Lorenzo, Antonio D., Deurenberg, Paul, Elia, Marinos, Gomez, José Manuel, Heitmann, Berit Lilienthal, Kent-Smith, Luisa, Melchior, Jean-Claude, Pirlich, Matthias, Scharfetter, Hermann, Schols, Annemie M.W.J. and Pichard, Claude (2004) Bioelectrical impedance analysis - part I: review of principles and methods Clinical Nutrition, 23, (5), pp. 1226-1243. (doi:10.1016/j.clnu.2004.06.004).


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The use of bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is widespread both in healthy subjects and patients, but suffers from a lack of standardized method and quality control procedures. BIA allows the determination of the fat-free mass (FFM) and total body water (TBW) in subjects without significant fluid and electrolyte abnormalities, when using appropriate population, age or pathology-specific BIA equations and established procedures. Published BIA equations validated against a reference method in a sufficiently large number of subjects are presented and ranked according to the standard error of the estimate.
The determination of changes in body cell mass (BCM), extra cellular (ECW) and intra cellular water (ICW) requires further research using a valid model that guarantees that ECW changes do not corrupt the ICW. The use of segmental-BIA, multifrequency BIA, or bioelectrical spectroscopy in altered hydration states also requires further research.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/j.clnu.2004.06.004
Additional Information: ESPEN guidelines
ISSNs: 0261-5614 (print)
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Keywords: bioelectrical impedance analysis, segmental bioelectrical impedance analysis, multi-frequency bioelectrical impedance analysis, bioelectrical spectroscopy, ESPEN guidelines, fat-free mass, total body water, extracellular water, intracellular water, body cell mass
ePrint ID: 25738
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Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2006
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 22:36
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