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  • Print publication year: 2014
  • Online publication date: April 2014

3 - Body composition assessment of the critically ill patient

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BrinksmaA, HuizingaG, SulkersE, et al. Malnutrition in childhood cancer patients: a review on its prevalence and possible causes. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 2012;83(2):249–275.
CaoDX, WuGH, ZhangB, et al. Resting energy expenditure and body composition in patients with newly detected cancer. Clin Nutr 2010;29(1):72–77.
Di SommaS, GoriCS, GrandiT, et al. Fluid assessment and management in the emergency department. Contrib Nephrol 2010;164:227–236.
GallagherD, DeLeggeM. Body composition (sarcopenia) in obese patients: implications for care in the intensive care unit. J Parenter Enteral Nutr 2011;35:21S
HeymsfieldSB, LohmanTG, WangZ, et al. Human Body Composition. Champaign, US: Human Kinetics; 2005.
JiangF, BoY, CuiT, et al. Estimating the hydration status in nephrotic patients by leg electrical resistivity measuring method. Nephrology (Carlton) 2010;15(4):476–479.
RozentrytP, von HaehlingS, LainscakM, et al. The effects of a high-caloric protein-rich oral nutritional supplement in patients with chronic heart failure and cachexia on quality of life, body composition, and inflammation markers: a randomized, double-blind pilot study. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle 2010;1(1):35–42.
ThibaultR, CanoN, PichardC. Quantification of lean tissue losses during cancer and HIV infection/AIDS. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 2011;14(3):261–267.