Malnutrition in peritoneal dialysis patients: etiologic factors and treatment options.

Ikizler TA, Wingard RL, Hakim RM
Perit Dial Int. 1995 15 (5 Suppl): S63-6

PMID: 7578490

It is clear that malnutrition is common in chronic dialysis patients and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Evidence is accumulating that several measures can be taken to improve the nutritional status of these patients. An early start of dialysis, an increase in dialysis dose, the use of biocompatible membranes or dialysis solutions, and intensive nutritional counseling should be applied when necessary. If these measures fail, additional interventions, such as parenteral or enteral nutritional supplements, rhGH, and rhIGF-1, alone or in combination, should be tried.

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Anabolic Agents Growth Hormone Humans Nutritional Support Nutrition Disorders Parenteral Nutrition Peritoneal Dialysis, Continuous Ambulatory Proteins Recombinant Proteins Urea

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