Determination of the Relationship between Renal Volume Model and Related Body Indices for Clinical Application in Ghana

Authors(4) :-Issahaku Shirazu, Y. B. Mensah, Cyril Schandorf, S. Y. Mensah

The study was done to establish the relationship between measured renal volume and body parameters to estimate standard reference value of renal volume related body parameters (RV-BMI, RV-BSI and RV-BSA) in Ghana for clinical application. The estimates were done based on age and gender variation and compare the established standard reference renal volume with its related body parameters. The weight and BMI measuring machine together with tape measure and glass beaker were the measuring tools used. The procedure involve measurement of body height and weight and using the estimated values to calculate BMI with the BMI calculator. It also involve using DuBois formula to estimate local standard reference values of BSI and BSA in Ghana. The reference standard renal volume was determined using water displacement with the Archimedes' principle to confirm the established values in Ghana. These value were compare with established standard reference renal volume model in Ghana which were estimated using abdominal images on MeVisLab application software platform and determined the relationship between these parameters. The determined Ghanaian standard reference renal volume were: 146.74cm3, 151.76cm3, 142.04cm3 and 148.29cm3 for male and female, with its corresponding right and left kidneys respectively. The estimated mean BMI, BSI and BSA were; 25.19kg/m2 39.81 kg/m2 and 2.02m2 for male and 21.91kg/m2 36.58kg/m2 and 1.69m2 for female respectively. Hence from these set of values, the relationship between renal volume and its related BMI was determined to be 6.04cm3-kg/m2 for male and 6.47cm3-kg/m2 for female. While the male RV related-BSA was also determine to be 74.05cm3-m2 and 84.09cm3-m2 for female. Finally, the renal volume related-BSI was also estimated to be 3.81cm3-kg/m2 for male and 3.88cm3-kg/m2 for female. The standard reference renal volume related BMI, BSI and BSA are recommended to be used for renal assessment for clinical application in Ghana.

Authors and Affiliations

Issahaku Shirazu
University of Cape Coast, School of Agriculture and Physical Sciences Faculty of Physical Sciences, Department of Physics, Cape coast, Ghana
Y. B. Mensah
University of Ghana Medical School, Department of Radiology, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra Ghana
Cyril Schandorf
Graduate School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
S. Y. Mensah
University of Cape Coast, School of Agriculture and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Physical Sciences, Department of Physics, Cape Coast, Ghana

Body Surface Area, Body Mass Index, Body Surface Index, Body Shape Index, Renal Volume

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Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 1 | January-February 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-02-12
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 313-320
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET173169
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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Issahaku Shirazu, Y. B. Mensah, Cyril Schandorf, S. Y. Mensah, " Determination of the Relationship between Renal Volume Model and Related Body Indices for Clinical Application in Ghana, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp.313-320, January-February-2017.
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