Applications of Bioimpedance to End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

  • Laura M. Roa
  • David Naranjo
  • Javier Reina-Tosina
  • Alfonso Lara
  • José A. Milán
  • Miguel A. Estudillo
  • J. Sergio Oliva
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 404)


This chapter develops a thorough review of the methods and techniques used for the analysis of body composition of renal patients based on bioimpedance measurements. The work ranges from the physical principles, to bioelectric models of human body, instrumentation, configurations in the position of electrodes, equations to calculate body composition, bioimpedance nephrological applications and clinical analysis of results. This text provides a multidisciplinary approach that will allow the reader to understand and comprehend this kind of technology, so it can be used both by engineers as a basis for the development of bioimpedance medical devices, and by medical staff to apply the bioimpedance analysis techniques in a better control and management of patients with ESRD.


Bioimpedance Bioelectrical impedance analysis Body composition Overhydration Bioimpedance spectroscopy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura M. Roa
    • 1
  • David Naranjo
    • 1
  • Javier Reina-Tosina
    • 2
  • Alfonso Lara
    • 1
  • José A. Milán
    • 1
  • Miguel A. Estudillo
    • 1
  • J. Sergio Oliva
    • 1
  1. 1.Biomedical Engineering GroupUniversity of Sevilla, ESISevilleSpain
  2. 2.Network Center of Biomedical Research in BioengineeringBiomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN)MalagaSpain

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