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Dialysis

  

  • AF
    De Vecchi, M Maccario, M Braga, et al (IRCCS
    Ospedale Maggiore, Milan, Italy) 
    Peritoneal
    Dialysis in Nondiabetic Patients Older Than 70
    years: Comparison with Patients Aged 40 to 60 years.


    Am
    J Kidney Dis 31:479-490, 1998

       

    In
    this study comparing elderly and younger patients
    with end-stage renal disease undergoing continuous
    ambulatory peritoneal dialysis at the same center,
    there was no significant difference in
    complications, peritoneal function, or age-specific
    survival rate. These
    results indicate elderly patients are good
    candidates for Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis and
    should not be excluded on the basis of age alone.

           

  • A
    Aguilera, R Codoceco, R Selgas, et al (Hosp.
    Universitario La Paz, Madrid). 
    Anorexigen
    (TNF-
    a,
    Cholecystokinin) and Orexigen (Neuropeptide Y)
    Plasma Levels in Peritoneal Dialysis 
    (PD) Patients: Their Relationship with
    Nutritional Parameters.


    Nephrol
    Dial Transplant 13:1476-1483, 1998.

       

    Several
    studies of dialysis patients have documented a high
    prevalence of protein-energy malnutrition in
    patients undergoing hemodialysis or PD.
    The tendency toward a negative nitrogen
    balance and muscle wasting in this population is
    related to several factors including anorexia and
    increased degradation of protein and amino acids as
    a consequence of uremia.

         

    Anorexia
    is perhaps one of the most important causes of
    malnutrition in uremic patients.
    Several factors have been implicated in its
    pathogenesis. These
    include insufficient dialysis, infection, certain
    drugs, gastropathy, and socioeconomic factors.

      

 



 

           

Speciality Spotlight

       

 
Medicine
   

 

Dialysis
  

  • AF De Vecchi, M Maccario, M Braga, et al (IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore, Milan, Italy)  Peritoneal Dialysis in Nondiabetic Patients Older Than 70 years: Comparison with Patients Aged 40 to 60 years.
    Am J Kidney Dis 31:479-490, 1998
       
    In this study comparing elderly and younger patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis at the same center, there was no significant difference in complications, peritoneal function, or age-specific survival rate. These results indicate elderly patients are good candidates for Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis and should not be excluded on the basis of age alone.
           

  • A Aguilera, R Codoceco, R Selgas, et al (Hosp. Universitario La Paz, Madrid).  Anorexigen (TNF-a, Cholecystokinin) and Orexigen (Neuropeptide Y) Plasma Levels in Peritoneal Dialysis  (PD) Patients: Their Relationship with Nutritional Parameters.
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 13:1476-1483, 1998.
       
    Several studies of dialysis patients have documented a high prevalence of protein-energy malnutrition in patients undergoing hemodialysis or PD. The tendency toward a negative nitrogen balance and muscle wasting in this population is related to several factors including anorexia and increased degradation of protein and amino acids as a consequence of uremia.
         
    Anorexia is perhaps one of the most important causes of malnutrition in uremic patients. Several factors have been implicated in its pathogenesis. These include insufficient dialysis, infection, certain drugs, gastropathy, and socioeconomic factors.
      

 

 

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