Assessment of body cell mass at bedside in critically ill patients.

  title={Assessment of body cell mass at bedside in critically ill patients.},
  author={Magali Savalle and Florence Gillaizeau and G{\'e}rard Maruani and Etienne Puymirat and Florence Bellenfant and Pascal Houillier and J. -Y. Fagon and Christophe Faisy},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism},
  volume={303 3},
Critical illness affects body composition profoundly, especially body cell mass (BCM). BCM loss reflects lean tissue wasting and could be a nutritional marker in critically ill patients. However, BCM assessment with usual isotopic or tracer methods is impractical in intensive care units (ICUs). We aimed to modelize the BCM of critically ill patients using variables available at bedside. Fat-free mass (FFM), bone mineral (Mo), and extracellular water (ECW) of 49 critically ill patients were… CONTINUE READING
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