VALUTAZIONE DELLA ZINCHEMIA NEI PAZIENTI ANZIANI IN TRATTAMENTO EMODIALITICO

Translated title of the contribution: Zinc plasma levels in elderly patients undergoing hemodialysis

C. Falconi, B. Guida, C. Libetta, C. Moscariello, P. Pecoraro

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Abstract

In order to evaluate the grounds for the reduced plasmatic concentration of Zn in elderly patients undergoing hemodialysis, we studied 9 elderly patients (age > 53 years) suffering from chronic uremia, who underwent extracorporeal dialysis 3 times a week. In these patients we evaluated the nutritional status, the plasmatic concentration of Zn (before and after dialysis), the intake of the phosphorus-chelating agents and the protein catabolic rate (PCR). Our data show that, in dialysed patients, the values of Zn (68.9 ± 19.3 mcg/dl) are lower than the normal values reported for that age. The reduced plasmatic levels of Zn should not be ascribed to a lower nutritional intake, taking into account the good nutritional status and the normal values of PCR, but to a different compartmentalization of this micronutrient and to a reduced enteral absorption determined by the intake of the phosphorus-chelating agents.

Translated title of the contributionZinc plasma levels in elderly patients undergoing hemodialysis
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)51-54
Number of pages4
JournalQuaderni di Medicina e Chirurgia
Volume11
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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  • Surgery

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    Falconi, C., Guida, B., Libetta, C., Moscariello, C., & Pecoraro, P. (1995). VALUTAZIONE DELLA ZINCHEMIA NEI PAZIENTI ANZIANI IN TRATTAMENTO EMODIALITICO. Quaderni di Medicina e Chirurgia, 11(1), 51-54.