A portable nuclear magnetic resonance sensor was effective for the fluid management of patients on dialysis, accurately identifying fluid overload before it would be detectable by physical exam, according to a recently published study.
“The gold standard [for monitoring fluid status] includes a combination of subjective measurements, such as estimating the degree of lower extremity edema through palpation, and measurements subject to confounding, such as weight change,” Lina A. Colucci, PhD, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and colleagues wrote. “Nephrologists need better methods to monitor the volume status of their patients and better inform their dialysis prescriptions. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) relaxometry provides a direct, non-invasive measurement of fluid volume and its environment. Portable NMR sensors can perform the same quantitative measurements as MRI scanners while also being convenient for routine use.”
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