Bioimpedance Vector Analysis in Diagnosing Severe and Non-Severe Dengue Patients
AbstractReal-time monitoring and precise diagnosis of the severity of Dengue infection is needed for better decisions in disease management. The aim of this study is to use the Bioimpedance Vector Analysis (BIVA) method to differentiate between healthy subjects and severe and non-severe Dengue-infected patients. Bioimpedance was measured using a 50 KHz single-frequency bioimpedance analyzer. Data from 299 healthy subjects (124 males and 175 females) and 205 serologically confirmed Dengue patients (123 males and 82 females) were analyzed in this study. The obtained results show that the BIVA method was able to assess and classify the body fluid and cell mass condition between the healthy subjects and the Dengue-infected patients. The bioimpedance mean vectors (95% confidence ellipse) for healthy subjects, severe and non-severe Dengue-infected patients were illustrated. The vector is significantly shortened from healthy subjects to Dengue patients; for both genders the p-value is less than 0.0001. The mean vector of severe Dengue patients is significantly shortened compare to non-severe patients with a p-value of 0.0037 and 0.0023 for males and females, respectively. This study confirms that the BIVA method is a valid method in differentiating the healthy, severe and non-severe Dengue-infected subjects. All tests performed had a significance level with a p-value less than 0.05. View Full-Text
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Khalil, S.F.; Mohktar, M.S.; Ibrahim, F. Bioimpedance Vector Analysis in Diagnosing Severe and Non-Severe Dengue Patients. Sensors 2016, 16, 911.
Khalil SF, Mohktar MS, Ibrahim F. Bioimpedance Vector Analysis in Diagnosing Severe and Non-Severe Dengue Patients. Sensors. 2016; 16(6):911.Chicago/Turabian Style
Khalil, Sami F.; Mohktar, Mas S.; Ibrahim, Fatimah. 2016. "Bioimpedance Vector Analysis in Diagnosing Severe and Non-Severe Dengue Patients." Sensors 16, no. 6: 911.
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