Computed tomography and total body potassium measurements of patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis

G. Stelin, J. Ahlmen, B. Morelli, Ulf Tylen

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Abstract

Computed tomography (CT) measurements of the crosssectional muscle area of the calf and total body potassium (TBK) measurements were obtained every six months in 25 patients (seven women and 18 men) on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). Other clinical variables, laboratory tests, and a nerve conduction velocity test indicated a good nutritional status among these patients. The patients with peritonitis showed a decrease of TBK but no changes in CT results. CT can be used in the long-term follow-up of the nutritional status of patients on CAPD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-49
Number of pages4
JournalASAIO Journal
Volume8
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Bioengineering

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