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Unintentional weight loss in chronic hemodialysis patients--a diagnostic dilemma.
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PMID:  3583433     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Reasons for an unintentional weight loss were investigated in a retrospective study of 26 (13.5%) patients who, out of 192 patients, had revealed a continuous linear weight loss of more than 4 kg since commencing hemodialysis treatment. The investigated serum parameters were not indicative, nor were the regularly performed tuberculin tests and the computer tomography helpful for the diagnosis. However, from the analysis of the causes for hospital admission it appears that hemodialysis patients with wasting suffer especially frequently from a sepsis. Physicians should be aware of this complication which induces further body weight loss.
E Umlauf; G Asmus; D von Herrath; K Schaefer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of artificial organs     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0391-3988     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Artif Organs     Publication Date:  1987 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-07-02     Completed Date:  1987-07-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802649     Medline TA:  Int J Artif Organs     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  89-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bacterial Infections / complications
Body Weight*
Kidney Diseases / radiography
Middle Aged
Renal Dialysis*
Retrospective Studies
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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