BCM Body Composition Monitor
Innovation for better outcome
Fluid overload is a common condition among patients with kidney failure and closely linked to cardiovascular diseases which still represent the leading cause of death in dialysis patients.
Achieving optimal fluid balance is therefore one of the central challenges in routine dialysis practice.
By introducing the first device on the market that objectively measures overhydration on an individual basis, Fresenius Medical Care contributes to reducing the cardiovascular morbidity and mortality of chronic kidney disease patients.
The BCM – Body Composition Monitor gives information about
the individual fluid status:
- Urea distribution volume (V)
- Total body water, extracellular and intracellular water
and the nutritional status:
- Lean Tissue Index
- Fat Tissue Index
- Body Cell Mass
In addition, it distinguishes the muscle mass from pathologic fluid overload. This is of special interest for detecting malnutrition in patients with kidney failure.
Please see the BCM website for more information.