Nutritional status, functional capacity and exercise rehabilitation in end-stage renal disease.

@article{Mercer2004NutritionalSF,
  title={Nutritional status, functional capacity and exercise rehabilitation in end-stage renal disease.},
  author={Thomas H. Mercer and Pelagia Koufaki and Patrick F. Naish},
  journal={Clinical nephrology},
  year={2004},
  volume={61 Suppl 1},
  pages={S54-9}
}
A significant percentage of patients with end-stage renal disease are malnourished and/or muscle wasted. Uremia is associated with decreased protein synthesis and increased protein degradation. Fortunately, nutritional status has been shown to be a modifiable risk factor in the dialysis population. It has long been proposed that exercise could positively alter the protein synthesis-degradation balance. Resistance training had been considered as the only form of exercise likely to induce… CONTINUE READING