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Skeletal Mass in Long Term Hemodialysis Patients

  • Joseph Letteri
  • Purshotam Nagwani
  • Stanton Cohn
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 208)

Abstract

Histomorphometric analyses of bone, bony radiographic analysis, bone densitometry and total body mineral content in hemodialyzed patients indicate that skeletal mass is quite variable in patients receiving hemodialysis for one to three years.123 No long term studies of skeletal mass are available in patients receiving hemodialysis treatments for five to ten years. This study estimates skeletal mass by measurements of total body calcium by neutron activation analysis.

Keywords

Neutron Activation Analysis Renal Osteodystrophy Body Calcium Skeletal Mass Total Body Calcium 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph Letteri
    • 1
    • 2
  • Purshotam Nagwani
    • 1
    • 2
  • Stanton Cohn
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Renal Disease, Nassau County Medical CenterSUNY at Stony BrookEast MeadowUSA
  2. 2.Brookhaven National LaboratoriesUptonUSA

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