Bruno M Protásio

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OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to investigate the association between handgrip strength (HGS) and the risk of all-cause mortality in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients and its relationship with nutritional status. This study also investigated whether the association between HGS and mortality is similar in female and male patients. DESIGN(More)
PURPOSE Fluid restriction is crucial to prevent circulatory overload in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients with very low urine volume, but fluid restriction may result in psychological distress. We studied MHD patients with urine volume ≤ 200 ml/day to investigate if their acceptance of fluid restriction was associated with their health-related quality(More)
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