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Bioelectrical impedance vector analysis in the critically ill: Cool tool or just another 'toy'?

Forni, Lui G., Hasslacher, Julia and Joannidis, Michael (2015) Bioelectrical impedance vector analysis in the critically ill: Cool tool or just another 'toy'? Critical Care, 19 (1), 387.

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Assessment of volume and hydration status is far from easy and therefore technology such as bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA) may complement our examination techniques. This study highlights the fact that clinical assessment of volume balance and BIVA may correlate, but whether the routine use of BIVA will avoid significant volume overload in the critically ill remains unknown. Further studies are needed but at the moment appear a little way off.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Biosciences and Medicine
Authors :
Forni, Lui
Hasslacher, Julia
Joannidis, Michael
Date : 11 November 2015
DOI : 10.1186/s13054-015-1110-7
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2015 Forni et al. Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver ( applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.
Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 23 Sep 2019 11:27
Last Modified : 23 Sep 2019 11:27

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