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“Maltron products can be calibrated for children, adults, the older population,
sports, athletes, obese and lean body types as well as ethnicity”.
Monitoring Nutrition and Intracellular & Extracellular Body Fluids in healthy & diseased patients is of significant importance.
The use of non-invasive, non-intrusive diagnostic systems has increased in recent years as more and more clinicians seek quick, simple solutions for monitoring clinical patients. For many years Maltron instruments have been widely used for the assessment of Body Composition in diverse settings, by hospitals, medics and clinics. Maltron is the world’s leading manufacturer in the field of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) offering a complete range of portable, bedside, diagnostic and monitoring instruments.
Maltron analysers have become indispensable measuring tools in the assessment of Body Composition, hydration and for evaluating the nutritional status in both fitness and medical market sectors
Leading the field in Bioelectrical Impedance
Nutritional assessment of children and adults in hospital and field settings is important in order to identify potential causes of inadequate nutrition status, including the risk of malnutrition. Performing nutritional assessments in diseased patients would enable medics to identify related disorders and to monitor the effects any treatments.
Additionally, Extracellular Water (ECW) increases in different diseases and oedema is the most common sign of ECW expansion. Although these changes in fluid compartments have a clinical significance, no methods have been put in place to detect and monitor these changes. More over, Intracellular Water (ICW) also changes especially in early stages of, for example, heart failure, liver cirrhosis and chronic renal failure.
Areas in which ECW and ICW change plays an important role is in patients with medical conditions. Body composition assessment can be performed using the BioScan on patients with fluid retention, malnutrition, Diabetes, eating disorders, Obesity, in estimating Dry weight, Surgery and in Cardiovascular patients, Gastroenterology, HIV, Paediatrics, Endocrine and metabolic disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, during pregnancy and on the elderly as well as many others. What is known, is that the distribution of fluid that is Intracellular and Extracellular ratios change in the different states of diseased patients.
Measurements of Total Body Water do provide us with some information regarding change in Body Composition during growth, ageing and disease. Nevertheless, detailed information can only be obtained when measuring Fat Free Mass hydration that is in Intra and Extracellular ratios.
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