publication . Article . 2010

Treatment of uremic anorexia with megestrol acetate

Fernández Lucas, M.; Teruel, J.L.; Burguera, V.; Sosa, H.; Rivera, M.; Rodríguez Palomares, J.R.; Marcén, R.; Quereda, C.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010
  • Publisher: Sociedad Española de Nefrología
Abstract
Introducción: La anorexia es un trastorno frecuente en el enfermo tratado con hemodiálisis periódica, y factor contribuyente de la malnutrición. El objetivo del presente trabajo es comprobar la eficacia del acetato de megestrol, un estimulador del apetito utilizado en enfermos con cáncer, como tratamiento de la anorexia del enfermo sometido a diálisis. Material y métodos: En el año 2009, 16 enfermos de nuestra unidad de hemodiálisis, tres de ellos con diabetes mellitus, fueron tratados con acetato de megestrol (160 mg/día en dosis única), por anorexia definida según una escala Likert de apetito. La pauta y la dosis de diálisis no fueron modificadas durante el es...
Subjects
free text keywords: Acetato de megestrol, Anorexia, Desnutrición, Hemodiálisis, Megestrol acetate, Malnutrition, Hemodialysis
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