[Evolution of nutritional biochemical parameters in hemodialysis patients during a one-year follow-up period].

Abstract

Current high survival in hemodialysis patients (52% at 5 years) have made the chronic manifestations to emerge such as the high hyponutrition prevalence of these patients, as well as the importance of the nutritional status in their morbimortality. The reason for protein-caloric hyponutrition is multifactorial, although chronic inflammatory conditions associated to the dialysis technique are becoming more and more relevant. The variations in several nutritional biochemical parameters (total proteins, plasma albumin, transferrin, and total cholesterol) have been assessed in 73 hemodialysis patients for one year. The mean age of the patients was 53.3 +/- 18.69 years (43 males and 30 females). The average on hemodialysis program was 43 +/- 33 months, with a mean session duration of 246 +/- 24 minutes, and mean hemodialysis dose administered of 1.37 +/- 0.27 (KT/V) (second generation Daurgidas). A decrease in all the biochemical parameters assessed has been observed, with statistically significant differences: total proteins (p < 0.001), albumin (p < 0.00001), total cholesterol (p < 0.05), and transferrin (p < 0.01). The evolution of the nutritional biochemical parameters assessed showed an important nutritional deterioration of the patients remaining stable with the therapy.

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@article{Bayo2008EvolutionON, title={[Evolution of nutritional biochemical parameters in hemodialysis patients during a one-year follow-up period].}, author={Magdalena Palomares Bayo and Ma J Oliveras L{\'o}pez and Antonio Osuna Ortega and Concepci{\'o}n Asensio Peinado and Javier Quesada Granados and H L{\'o}pez Garc{\'i}a de la Serrana and M Carmen L{\'o}pez Mart{\'i}nez}, journal={Nutrición hospitalaria}, year={2008}, volume={23 2}, pages={119-25} }