Body Composition Analysis in Patients Undergoing Chemoembolization
Hepatocellular carcinoma represents 80-90% of primary hepatic malignant tumors. 80% of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma are associated with cirrhosis.
Chemoembolization is a process in which a chemotherapeutic agent is deposited directly into the hepatic tumor where the principal artery is embolized.
Bioelectrical impedance bases its evaluation in a model where the body is conformed by two different compartments: fat mass and fat free mass.
Bioelectrical impedance is complemented by vectorial analysis, which is independent to the state of hydration and is helpful to monitor any changes in corporal composition. It can be used as a control for the interpretation of the bioelectrical impedance.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Body Composition Analysis by Bioelectrical Impedance Vector Analysis in Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma Undergoing Chemoembolization.|
- Changes in body composition [ Time Frame: 1 hour before treatment, 2 weeks after treatment, and 1 month after treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]To evaluate any changes in corporal composition in patients undergoing chemoembolization.
|Study Start Date:||April 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||October 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||April 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Contact: Aldo Torre, M.D., M.Sc.||54870900 ext email@example.com|
|Contact: Carmen F Romo-Estrada||54870900 ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición "Salvador Zubirán"||Recruiting|
|Mexico city, Mexico, 14000|
|Contact: Aldo Torre, M.D, M.Sc. 54870900 ext 2711 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Aldo Torre, M.D., M.Sc.|
|Sub-Investigator: Carmen F Romo-Estrada|
|Study Chair:||Aldo Torre, M.D, M.Sc.||Instituto Nacional de Nutrición y Ciencias Médicas "Salvador Zubirán"|