body surface area


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body surface area (BSA),

the area of the external surface of the body, expressed in square meters (m2); used to calculate metabolic, electrolyte, nutritional requirements, drug dosage, and expected pulmonary function measurements.

body surface area

bod·y sur·face ar·e·a

(BSA) (bod'ē sŭr'făs ār'ē-ă)
The area of the external surface of the body, expressed in square meters (m2); used to calculate metabolic, electrolyte, nutritional requirements, drug dosage, and expected pulmonary function measurements.

bod·y sur·face ar·e·a

(BSA) (bod'ē sŭr'făs ār'ē-ă)
Area of external surface of the body, expressed in square meters (m2).
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2%) patients showed a greater body surface area involvement in range of 30-90%as shown in Table 4.
However between 11-15 years of age, the female controls were significantly heavier and had significantly larger body surface area compared to the HbSS females (pless than 0.
05), TBSAB- total body surface area burnt; LOS- length of hospital stay; df- degree of freedom; TBSAB = total body surface area of burn (in percent) Figure-1: Sex distribution Males 52 Females 32 Note: Table made from pie chart.
Estimation of human body surface area from height and weight.
Most of the cases had burn injury with less than 10% total body surface area (TBSA) involved (n=48/145, 33.
Mean + standard deviation (SD) was calculated for numerical variables like age, body surface area, FBS, lipid levels and sizes of left coronary artery segments.
The child's body surface area is smaller and as such will not be able to regulate heat as well as adult bodies do.
Follow the recommended treat for these injuries: If the affected area is less than 20 percent of the total body surface area, remove clothing and jewelry from the burned area.
The approval letter ofthe HUD designates the Total Artificial Heart for use in US patients "at risk of imminent death from nonreversible biventricular heart failure who are not eligible for cardiac transplant and have a body surface area (BSA) of >_1.
Objective: The aim of the study was to assess the level of creatinine kinase (CK) associated with significant renal dysfunction, the correlation between body surface area (BSA) involved and CK level, and correlation between BSA injury and renal dysfunction to enable BSA prediction to identify 'at risk' patients.
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Researchers measured cardiac output using MRI and normalized the data for each participant's body surface area.