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Planning for renal replacement therapy in the patient with obesity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17045227     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The last stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD) are known for anorexia, weight loss, nausea, and muscle wasting, yet obesity and morbid obesity are now frequently encountered at the initiation of dialysis or referral for kidney transplantation. This development is a relatively new phenomenon, and few evidence-based practices are available to guide the clinician. Recommendations are mostly based on extrapolation from the general population, personal experience, institutional protocols, or anecdotal reports in the literature. This article will briefly review the issues that surround planning for renal replacement therapy in the obese CKD patient.
Brent W Miller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in chronic kidney disease     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1548-5595     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-18     Completed Date:  2007-01-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101209214     Medline TA:  Adv Chronic Kidney Dis     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  418-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Barnes-Jewish Dialysis Center, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Kidney Failure, Chronic / complications*,  therapy*
Kidney Transplantation*
Obesity / complications*
Patient Care Planning
Renal Dialysis* / methods

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