Chronic dehydration may impair renal function in patients with chronic intestinal failure on long-term parenteral nutrition.

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Renal impairment is a documented complication in long-term parenteral nutrition (LTPN) patients. However, the aetiologies have remained elusive. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of parenteral nutrition, digestive status, and hydration level on renal function in LTPN patients. METHODS In a prospective study of 40 LTPN… (More)

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