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J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol., Volume 3, Issue 1 (March 2018)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with a secondary form of sarcopenia. An appropriate and [...] Read more. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with a secondary form of sarcopenia. An appropriate and timely assessment of physical performance is critical in patients affected by this disease, given their high rate of falls and low-energy fractures. Standardized tests for functional status and quantitative strength assessment are often used to identify and stage sarcopenia. Additionally, estimates of body composition may complement the physical examination and inform the plan of care for individuals with kidney dysfunction. Skeletal muscle impairment in people with CKD may result from excess inflammation, elevated angiotensin II, and abnormal levels of myogenic regulatory factors. Additionally, malnutrition and physical inactivity may adversely affect muscle performance and lean body mass levels in those with CKD. Cover image by Bryant Seamon. View the paper here.