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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biomedical Engineering