Cachexia and protein-energy wasting in children with chronic kidney disease

@inproceedings{Mak2011CachexiaAP,
  title={Cachexia and protein-energy wasting in children with chronic kidney disease},
  author={Robert H Mak and Wai Wilson Cheung and Jian-ying Zhan and Qian Shen and Bethany J. Foster},
  booktitle={Pediatric Nephrology},
  year={2011}
}
Children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at risk for “cachexia” or “protein-energy wasting” (PEW). These terms describe a pathophysiologic process resulting in the loss of muscle, with or without loss of fat, and involving maladaptive responses, including anorexia and elevated metabolic rate. PEW has been defined specifically in relation to CKD. We review the diagnostic criteria for cachexia and PEW in CKD and consider the limitations and applicability of these criteria to children with… CONTINUE READING
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