The Use of Biochemical Parameters to Evaluate and to Estimate the Nutritional Status of Kidney Patients

  • J. Bergström


Uremia is a toxic syndrome caused by severe glomerular insufficiency, associated with disturbances in tubular and endocrine functions of the kidneys. It is characterized by retention of toxic metabolites, derived mainly from protein metabolism, associated with changes in volume and electrolyte composition of the body fluids and excess or deficiency of various hormones.


Plasma Amino Acid Uremic Patient Protein Malnutrition Amino Acid Pattern Intracellular Amino Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Bergström
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Renal Medicine, Karolinska InstituteHuddinge University HospitalStockholmSweden

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