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Osteopenia in uremia

Ezequiel Bellorin-Font, Judith Adams and John Cunningham

in The Spectrum of Mineral and Bone Disorders in Chronic Kidney Disease

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780199559176
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753350 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199559176.003.014

Series: Oxford Clinical Nephrology Series

Osteopenia in uremia

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The progressive loss of kidney function results in a series of disorders of mineral metabolism that ultimately lead to bone alterations, cardiovascular and other soft tissue calcifications. In addition the treatment given to many patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may increase the risks of bone and mineral disorders. Recent studies indicate that a strong association exists between alterations of bone and mineral metabolism, fractures, and cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of mortality in patients with CKD.

Chapter.  7646 words. 

Subjects: Rheumatology ; Nephrology

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