Burmeister reported an equation for estimating extracellular fluid volume using the patient's body surface area. The author si from the University of Saarland and Children's Hospital in Homburg-Saar.



(1) body surface area in square meters using the equation of Dubois and Dubois


extracellular fluid volume in liters =

= 6.04 * (body surface area in square mters)



• The author says that the equation is valid for both obese and "dystrophic" persons.


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