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Bioelectrical Impedance (BI) Ratio in Pediatric Patients Following Cardiac Surgery

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Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
General Surgery
Cardiology

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Shime et al used bioelectrical impedance to monitor pediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Changes in bioelectrical impedance reflect changes in the body composition and total body water, which correlate with the severity of illness. The authors are from Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine and Meiji University of Oriental Medicine in Kyoto, Japan.

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