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ea0020p245 | Bone/Calcium | ECE2009

Body composition and bone mineral density in hemodialysis patients

Rasic-Milutinovic Zorica , Perunicic-Pekovic Gordana , Stojanovic Olivera , Tica Jelena , Popovic Vesna , Vujovic Marina , Gluvic Zoran

Aim/hypothesis: Chronic renal failure maintenance hemodialysis (HD) patients are at risk for low bone mineral density (BMD) and fractures. Parathyroid hormone (iPTH) plays a pivotal role in the pathophysiology of uremic bone disease, but in healthy population body weight and particularly body composition are more important determinants of bone mass.Patients and methods: We studied BMD (results were recorded as g/cm2) and T score using D...