Decreased physical function in pre-dialysis patients with chronic kidney disease

@article{Hiraki2012DecreasedPF,
  title={Decreased physical function in pre-dialysis patients with chronic kidney disease},
  author={Koji Hiraki and Takashi Yasuda and Chiharu Hotta and Kazuhiro P Izawa and Yuji Morio and Satoshi Watanabe and Tsutomu Sakurada and Yugo Shibagaki and Kenjiro Kimura},
  journal={Clinical and Experimental Nephrology},
  year={2012},
  volume={17},
  pages={225-231}
}
Patients undergoing dialysis experience decreases in physical function; however, few data exist on physical function in pre-dialysis patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The primary objective of this study was to clarify physical function in pre-dialysis patients according to CKD stage. This was a cross-sectional study of 120 ambulant pre-dialysis CKD stage 2 or higher patients (85 male, 35 female; mean age 66.5 years) who visited St. Marianna University School of Medicine Hospital… CONTINUE READING

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