[Measurement of total body water with deuterium oxide in renal diseases].

Abstract

Total body water was measured by means of dilution technic with 99.8% deuterium oxide administration in normal subjects (controls), nephrotic (NS) patients with or without edema, and in longterm hemodialysis (HD) patients. Lean body mass (LBM) was calculated from height, body weight, and waist girth. Body fluid was evaluated according to the TBW/LBM ratio… (More)

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