Olfactory function in chronic renal failure.

  title={Olfactory function in chronic renal failure.},
  author={Johannes Frasnelli and Andreas F. P. Temmel and Christian Quint and Rainer Oberbauer and Thomas Hummel},
  journal={American journal of rhinology},
  volume={16 5},
BACKGROUND Patients with chronic renal failure (CRF) show a high prevalence of poor nutritional state so that dietary treatment becomes a significant part of the therapeutic regimen. Because smell plays an important role in nutrition, this study aimed to investigate olfactory function in CRF patients. METHODS A total of 64 CRF patients were investigated. Forty-nine of them were treated with hemodialysis, 15 CRF patients were not dialysis dependent. For comparison we examined 15 healthy… CONTINUE READING