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Association of bioelectric impedance analysis body composition and disease severity in COVID-19 hospital ward and ICU patients:

Intensive care
Moonen et al.
Used Parameters : ECW/TBW, Phase angle, SMI

Publication Year : 2020

Country : Netherlands

Journal : Clinical Nutrition

Background The current severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 pandemic is unprecedented in its impact. It is essential to shed light on patient characteristics that predispose to a more severe disease course. Obesity, defined as a BMI> 30 kg/m 2, is suggested to be one of these characteristics. However, BMI does not differentiate between fat mass and lean body mass, or the distribution of fat tissue. The aim of the present study was to assess the body composition of COVID-19 patients admitted to the ward or the ICU …
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