A modified quantitative subjective global assessment of nutrition for dialysis patients.

@article{KalantarZadeh1999AMQ,
  title={A modified quantitative subjective global assessment of nutrition for dialysis patients.},
  author={Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh and Morton J Kleiner and Edward Dunne and Grace H. Lee and Friedrich C. Luft},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={1999},
  volume={14 7},
  pages={1732-8}
}
BACKGROUND Malnutrition, a predictor of increased mortality in dialysis patients, can be estimated using the subjective global assessment (SGA), a semiquantitative scale with three severity levels. This semiquantitative feature restricts the SGA's reliability and precision. METHODS Using the components of the conventional SGA, we developed a fully quantitative scoring system (the dialysis malnutrition score) consisting of seven variables: weight change, dietary intake, gastrointestinal… CONTINUE READING
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