Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index as a prognostic factor in peritoneal dialysis patients.

@article{Kang2013GeriatricNR,
  title={Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index as a prognostic factor in peritoneal dialysis patients.},
  author={Seok Hui Kang and Kyu Hyang Cho and Jong Won Park and Kyung Woo Yoon and Jun Young Do},
  journal={Peritoneal dialysis international : journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis},
  year={2013},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={405-10}
}
BACKGROUND The Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index (GNRI) might be a useful screening tool for malnutrition in dialysis patients. However, data concerning the GNRI as a prognostic factor in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients are scarce. METHODS We reviewed the medical records at Yeungnam University Hospital in Korea to identify all adults (>18 years) who received PD; 486 patients were enrolled in the study. RESULTS The initial low, middle, and high GNRI tertiles included 162, 166, and 158… CONTINUE READING
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