Application of the BCM – Body Composition Monitor is possible during the patients' entire lifecycle from CKD1 (chronic kidney disease) to renal replacement therapy and transplantation¹.
The BCM – Body Composition Monitor is a stand-alone device. Measurement can easily be performed at the bedside.
HD patients should be measured before the treatment.
Measurement pre dialysis is recommended because greater stability in patients’ body fluid compartments is afforded. If you want to measure post dialysis we recommend waiting at least 30 minutes before starting the measurement. The effect of measurement timing has been investigated in precision studies.
Peritoneal Dialysis (PD)
PD patients can be measured regardless of whether the peritoneum is full or empty. However, the weight with an empty peritoneum should be entered into the device.
¹ Wizemann, V. et al., Differences in hydration status between healthy, pre-ESRD, Dx and Tx subgroups can be distinguished clearly with bioimpedance spectroscopy. Poster presentation ERA-EDTA 2007.
Handling is very straight-forward involving:
Placement of electrodes on one hand and one foot with the patient in a supine position
Connection of the patient cable
Entry of height and weight
Initiation of measurement
Results are available within 2 minutes and are stored on a PatientCard automatically. Data can be transferred via the PatientCard to the Fluid Management Tool (FMT) for further analysis.