Physical dysfunctioning in patients with renal failure.



Naish, P F and Mercer, Tom (1999) Physical dysfunctioning in patients with renal failure. British Journal of Renal Medicine , 3 (1). pp. 6-8. ISSN 1365-5604

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Abstract

Muscle wasting and weakness are common features in patients on dialysis. Anorexia, acidosis, malnutrition,1,2 increasing age, cardiovascular comorbidity and physical inactivity are all contributors to this state. Muscle weakness, as well as being a significant cause of impaired aerobic power, can mean that ordinary activities of daily living are serious challenges to many dialysis patients.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: School of Health Sciences > Physiotherapy
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2010 12:56
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2010 12:56
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1496

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