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BCM - Body Composition Monitor

BCM - Body Composition Monitor

Routinely assess fluid status

Driven by Cardioprotective Hemodialysis, we aim to offer holistic solutions for patients and healthcare professionals. Within our comprehensive portfolio, the BCM - Body Composition Monitor is a building block of systematic Fluid Management and thus, a support for Cardioprotective Hemodialysis.


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Advantages of bioimpedance-guided Fluid Management

Cardioprotective Hemodialysis

The advantages of the bioimpedance-guided fluid management are relevant for Cardioprotective Hemodialysis. Normohydration and the avoidance of higher ultrafiltration rates are associated with better outcomes for dialysis patients.2, 8, 9

Regulating the patient's fluid status through Advanced Fluid Management with the BCM - Body Composition Monitor as its key component may lead to reduced mortality10,11, better control of hypertension and a reduction of antihypertensive medication.12

The technology behind the BCM - Body Composition Monitor

Extensive experience

Especially validated for ESRD patients

Suitable for HD & PD patients

Over 29,000 patients measured*

Appropriate for pediatric patients

Technical Data

BCM - Body Composition Monitor
Technical data

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1. Lindley et al., Management of fluid status in haemodialysis patients: the roles of technology and dietary advice. Technical Problems in Patients on Hemodialysis (2011), http:/
2. National Institute for Health Research Devices for Dignity Healthcare Technology Co-operative, Assessment of fluid status using Body Composition Monitoring (BCM), “unpublished data on file, 2019”.
3. Hecking et al., Significance of interdialytic weight gain versus chronic volume overload: consensus opinion. Am J Nephrol (2013); 38 (1): 78-90.
4. Wabel et al., Reproducibility of bioimpedance spectroscopy ( BIS ) in health and disease (abstract), (2004). Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, Volume 22, Issue suppl_6, 1 July 2007, Pages vi9–vi137.
5. Moissl et al., Body fluid volume determination via body composition spectroscopy in health and disease. Physiol. Meas (2006); 27: 921-933.2.
6. Ahrenholz et al., Determination of Dialysis Dose: A Clinical Comparison of Methods. Blood Purif (2011); 32:271-277.
7. Marcelli et al., Body Composition and Survival in Dialysis Patients: Results from an International Cohort Study, Clin J Am Soc Nephrol (2015); 10(7):1192-1200.​​​​​​​
8. Wizemann et al., The mortality risk of overhydration in haemodialysis patients, Nephrol Dial Transplant (2009); 24: 1574-1579.
9. Assimon et al., Ultrafiltration Rate and Mortality in Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients, Am J Kidney Dis (2016); 68(6): 911-922.​​​​​​​
10 Onofriescu et al., Bioimpedance-Guided Fluid Management in Maintenance Hemodialysis: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial, Am J Kidney Dis. (2014); 64(1): 111-118.
11. Onofriescu et al., Overhydration, Cardiac Function and Survival in Hemodialysis Patients. PLoS ONE (2015); 10 (8): e0135691.
12. Machek et al., Guided optimization of fluid status in haemodialysis patients. Nephrol Dial Transplant (2010); 25 (2): 538-544.​​​​​​​
13. Chamney et al., A whole-body model to distinguish excess fluid from the hydration of major body tissues. Am J Clin Nutr (2007); 85: 80-89.​​​​​​​
14. Wabel et al., Importance of Whole-Body Bioimpedance Spectroscopy for the Management of Fluid Balance. Blood Purification (2009);27(1): 75-80.​​​​​​​
15. Lindley et al., A ward-based procedure for assessment of fluid status in peritoneal dialysis patients using bioimpedance spectroscopy. Perit Dial Int 2005; 25(S3): S46–S48.
16. Zaloszyc et al., Hydration measurement by bioimpedance spectroscopy and blood pressure management in children on hemodialysis. Peadiatric Nephrology (2013); 28(11) 2169-2177.
17. Moissl et al., Combined Target Ranges for Blood Pressure and Fluid Overload J Am Soc Nephrol (2015); 26 68A.