Chronic kidney disease under non-dialysis dependent, haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplant treatment: body composition data

Published: 18 November 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/cv3dxvxxv8.1


This is a dataset of body composition in chronic kidney disease (CKD) non-dialysis-dependent (NDD), hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) (for at least 3 months), and kidney transplantation (KTx) (for at least 6 months) patients. The data were collected as part of a PhD research project, an observational cross-sectional study followed by a prospective analysis (6 months later). Adult CKD patients (18≤age≤60 years old) from a tertiary hospital were recruited: CKD in stages 3b to 5 for NDD patients; PD patients without peritonitis in the last 30 days; HD patients in 4-hour dialysis session, 3 times per week, through an arteriovenous fistula; and KTx patients with CKD in stages 1 to 3a. Patients with presence of amputated limbs or an electronic implant, wheelchair user or inpatient, body weight above 140 kg or BMI higher than 40 kg/m2, acute infections, cancer diagnosis, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, and others that could alter body composition were excluded. The dataset in this publication consist of some clinical measurements for characterization of the sample, body composition measurements by Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and by bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy in tetra-polar whole-body wrist to ankle (BISWB) and segmental (BISSEG) protocol of 266 CKD patients, being 137 men and 129 women; 81 in NDD treatment, 83 in HD, 24 in PD, and 80 in KTx. Measurements were performed consecutively by the same professional after an 8-hour fast, empty urinary bladder, drainage of the peritoneal dialysate, and just after the midweek hemodialysis session. The data can be valuable in the study of body composition in CKD under all types of treatment and also for agreement analysis among body composition measurements by different instruments and techniques. The data are analysed and interpreted in the research article Bellafronte et al. Comparison between dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry and bioelectrical impedance for body composition measurements in adults with chronic kidney disease: a cross-sectional, longitudinal and multi-treatment analysis, 2020, Nutrition. In press.



Universidade de Sao Paulo, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Hospital Universitario de la Princesa


Medicine, Nutrition, Chronic Kidney Disease, Assessment of Body Composition