Physical dysfunctioning in patients with renal failure.
Naish, P. F.
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Naish, P. & Mercer, T. (1999) Physical dysfunctioning in patients with renal failure., British Journal of Renal Medicine, vol. 3, , pp. 06-Aug,
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.