Myopathy of Uremia

  • Eberhard Ritz
  • Wilhelm Kreusser
  • Michael Rambausek
  • Otto Mehls
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 178)


Myopathy of uremia has to some extent been a Cinderella of clinical nephrology. It is widely overlooked because signs and symptoms are usually discrete: easy fatiguability and asthenia, difficulty in performing acts involving tonic contractions of shoulder or pelvic girdles, e.g. climbing or descending stairs, arising from a squatting or kneeling position etc. On physical examination, the patients exhibit muscle weakness, particularly of the proximal muscles of the lower extremities and muscles appear flaccid on palpation.


Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Amino Acid Release Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Calcium Excitation Contraction Coupling Total Body Nitrogen 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eberhard Ritz
    • 1
  • Wilhelm Kreusser
    • 1
  • Michael Rambausek
    • 1
  • Otto Mehls
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Internal Medicine and PediatricsUniversity of HeidelbergGermany

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