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Efficacy of omega-3 fatty acids supplementation in treatment of uremic pruritus in hemodialysis patients: a double-blind randomized controlled trial

Esmat Ghanei 1 , * , J Zeinali 2 , M Borghei 3 and M Homayouni 4
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1 Assistant Professor of Nephrology, Urology and Nephrology Research Center(UNRC), Shohada Medical Center, Nephrology Dept., Shahid Beheshti University, M.C.(SBMU), Tehran, I.R. Iran
2 Resident of Internal Medicine, Shohada Medical Center, Internal Medicine Dept., SBMU, Tehran, I.R. Iran
3 General Practitioner, UNRC, Tehran, I.R. Iran
4 Assistant professor of Internal medicine, Department of Internal medicine, Shohada Hospital,Shahid Beheshti university of medical sciences.
Article information
  • Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: September 01, 2012, 14 (9); 515-522
  • Published Online: September 30, 2012
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: July 12, 2012
  • Accepted: April 1, 2012

To Cite: Ghanei E, Zeinali J, Borghei M, Homayouni M. Efficacy of omega-3 fatty acids supplementation in treatment of uremic pruritus in hemodialysis patients: a double-blind randomized controlled trial, Iran Red Crescent Med J. 2012 ; 14(9):515-522.

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