Wednesday, 09 November 2016

New body composition reference charts for preterm infants

Posted in Scientific News, Research News, Body Composition

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An extremely important study has been published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition providing body composition reference curves for preterm infants.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Estimating fat mass in heart failure patients

Posted in Scientific News, Research News, Body Composition

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New research from the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin presents an explorative, single-centre, observational, study assessing body composition (BC) in heart failure (HF) patients using a multi-method, two-compartment approach.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Influence of different dialysis modalities in the measurement of resting energy expenditure in patients with acute kidney injury in ICU

Posted in Scientific News, Research News, Indirect Calorimetry

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A new prospective cohort study published on ESPEN's Clinical Nutrition Journal evaluated the role and the feasibility of indirect calorimetry (IC) among patients admitted in intensive care units with diagnosis of acute kidney injury (AKI).

Friday, 14 October 2016

Strength Training for Adolescents with cerebral palsy (STAR): study protocol of a randomised controlled trial to determine the feasibility, acceptability and efficacy of resistance training for adolescents with cerebral palsy

Posted in Scientific News, Research News, Clinical CPET

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A paper published in the British Medical Journal introduces purposes and methodology of a new clinical trial on gait inefficiencies on cerebral palsy adolescents that will be using COSMED wearable metabolic technology.

Wednesday, 05 October 2016

Preterm infant body composition cannot be accurately determined by weight and length

Posted in Scientific News, Research News, Body Composition

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A new study determines, using ADP as a validation method, whether any of the anthropometric indices used historically or currently accurately predict body composition in infants.

Monday, 03 October 2016

Poor Agreement between Predictive Equations of Energy Expenditure and Measured Energy Expenditure in Critically Ill Acute Kidney Injury Patients

Posted in Scientific News, Research News, Indirect Calorimetry

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The reliability of predictive equations versus indirect calorimetry in kidney injury patients has been assessed in this paper published in Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism Journal.

Monday, 03 October 2016

Single-breath washout tests to assess small airway disease in COPD

Posted in Scientific News, Research News, Pulmonary Function Tests

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A new paper published on Chest Journal investigated the role of Single Breath Nitrogen Washout (N2WO) as a marker to evaluate small airway disease in COPD patients.

Monday, 03 October 2016

Maximal aerobic capacity in ageing subjects: actual measurements versus predicted values

Posted in Scientific News, Research News, Clinical CPET

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A new study in the European Respiratory Journal focuses on proper interpretation values for the measured VO2max in elderly patients.

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