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Quality of the Body Cell Mass presents proceedings of the International Symposium on Quality of the Body Cell Mass held in Fort Lauderdale , Florida. The text describes the states of the art of making measurements of body composition, including the methods and their interactions, and provides examples of applications that describe individual studies in the clinical areas of AIDS, obesity, osteoporosis, aging, wasting, and chronic disease. More than 50 illustrations complement the text.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Activation - Vivo - bone - skeletal muscle - surgery - tissue
I Keynote Talks: Setting the Stage.- 1. Bridging the Gap Between Laboratory and Clinic.- 2. The Quality of the Body Cell Mass.- 3. Multicomponent Models of Body Composition: An Overview.- 4. Panel Discussion: Setting the Stage.- II. Noninvasive Methods: Without Ionizing Radiation.- 5. Indicator Dilution Methods.- 6. Densitometry.- 7. Bioimpedance Analysis.- 8. Urinary Excretion of Creatinine and 3-Methylhistidine for Estimation of Skeletal Muscle Mass in Humans: An Overview.- 9. Panel Discussion: Noninvasive Methods.- III. Physical Methods: With Ionizing Radiation.- 10. In Vivo Neutron Activation Analysis.- 11. Total Body Potassium: A Reference Measurement for the Body Cell Mass.- 12. In Vivo Neutron Activation at the Brookhaven National Laboratory.- 13. Bone Ca—P Ratio: A New Window for Assessment.- 14. Panel Discussion: Physical Methods.- IV. Physical Methods with Ionizing Radiation: Imaging and Modeling.- 15. Dual X-Ray Absorptiometry for the Measurement of Soft Tissue Composition and Skeletal Mass.- 16. The Elemental Partition Analysis Approach to Body Composition: Possibilities for Future Studies.- 17. Epidemiological Perspective on Body Composition Methodology.- 18. The Multicompartment CT Technique: Regional Measurements and Reduction of Radiation Dose in Body Composition Studies.- 19. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Data Acquisition and Applications in Human Body Composition.- 20. Panel Discussion: Physical Methods Revisited.- V. Some Clinical Applications: Five Examples.- 21. What Is Needed in Metabolic Research?.- 22. Body Composition Studies in HIV-Infected Individuals.- 23. Body Composition Methods in the Management of Obesity.- 24. The Role of Body Composition Studies in Surgery.- 25. Body Composition Techniques for the Study of Osteoporosis.- 26. Panel Discussion: Clinical Dimensions I.- VI. More Clinical Dimensions and Summary.- 27. Injury, Body Composition, and Nitrogen Metabolism in the Surgical Patient.- 28. Traditional Nutritional Assessment in Critical Illness: What Relationship to New Body Composition Techniques?.- 29. Body Composition in Starvation, Inflammation, and Aging: The Relationship Among Wasting, Cachexia, and Sarcopenia.- 30. Panel Discussion: Clinical Dimensions II.- 31. Editor’s Summary.- Author Index.