Gastrointestinal manifestations of chronic kidney disease
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Gastrointestinal diseases
gastrointestinal tract
chronic renal failure
digestive signs and symptoms
symptom assessment

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Santacoloma Osorio M, Camilo Giraldo G. Gastrointestinal manifestations of chronic kidney disease. Rev. Colomb. Nefrol. [Internet]. 2017 Feb. 7 [cited 2022 Aug. 13];4(1):17-26. Available from:


Introduction: There is a wide variety of gastrointestinal clinical manifestations that may increase the deterioration of the quality of life in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), which are manageable if properly detected.

Objective: The objective of this work is to perform an updated and analytical re-view of the literature on the manifestations in the digestive tract of patients with chronic deterioration of renal function.

Results: The results indicate that some of the signs and symptoms on the gastrointestinal tract of patients with CKD are individual, and non-specific symptoms such as anorexia, nausea and vomiting predominate, which can be controlled with adequate renal replacement therapy; while  thers, more rare, such as ascites associated with dialysis, impoverish the prognosis and illustrate the need for transplantation.
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