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also u·rae·mi·a  (yo͝o-rē′mē-ə)
A toxic condition resulting from kidney disease in which there is retention in the bloodstream of waste products normally excreted in the urine. Also called azotemia.

u·re′mic adj.
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Adj.1.uremic - of or involving excess nitrogenous waste products in the urine (usually due to kidney insufficiency)uremic - of or involving excess nitrogenous waste products in the urine (usually due to kidney insufficiency)
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a. urémico-a, rel. a la uremia o causado por ésta.
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Renal dialysis, uremic toxins, dialysis water treatment, biochemistry technology, complications of cardiovascular disease and other key topics related to kidney failures will be discussed by experts gathered at the event.
Uremic toxins, electrolyte abnormalities, vitamin D deficiency, ototoxic drugs for CKD treatment, or HD itself might affect the auditory function.
(2) Uremic toxicity is a systemic syndrome; uremic toxins can affect all tissues--and do so early in the course of the disease.
CRF increases the expression of pro-inflammatory factors, electrolyte imbalance (e.g., of calcium, phosphorus), parathyroid hormone, and uremic toxins and their ability to promote calcification.
Several factors are associated with endothelial dysfunction in these populations [13, 14], such as uremic toxins and hyperglycemia, that are related to the depletion of endothelial nitric oxide (NO) [12, 14-16].
Moreover, poorly dialyzable uremic toxins are the leading cause of poor survival in dialysis patients.
These uremic toxins were also evaluated in relation to kidney function (eGFR), and the results showed that their overexpression was correlated with an impaired renal function and an increased potential of all-cause mortality in CKD end-stage patients [54].
Moreover, recent data demonstrated that the survival of patients on daily hemodialysis, which improves the removal of uremic toxins including urea, was 2- to 3-fold greater than that of patients dialyzed less frequently, and several recent in vitro and in vivo studies indicated a possible vascular toxicity of urea (14).
The research also indicates that a low protein, low salt diet may not only slow the progression of CKD as an effective adjunct therapy, but it can also be used for the management of uremia, or high levels of urea and other uremic toxins in the blood, in late-stage or advanced CKD and help patients defer the need to initiate dialysis.
The diet will also need adequate fat and carbohydrates to cover for any added energy requirements since all the protein will be needed for building and maintaining tissues and cells, while excesses will lead to uremic toxins. Polyunsaturated omega 3 fatty acids may aid in renal function, too.
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) undergo renal replacement therapy to avoid fatal complications of uremic toxins, elevated potassium level, and over hydration.