Skeletal Mass in Long Term Hemodialysis Patients
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.1’2’3 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.
KeywordsNeutron Activation Analysis Renal Osteodystrophy Body Calcium Skeletal Mass Total Body Calcium
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