High-calcium dialysate: a factor associated with inflammation, malnutrition and mortality in non-diabetic maintenance haemodialysis patients.

@article{Hsu2010HighcalciumDA,
  title={High-calcium dialysate: a factor associated with inflammation, malnutrition and mortality in non-diabetic maintenance haemodialysis patients.},
  author={Ching-Wei Hsu and Ja-liang Lin and Dan-Tzu Lin-Tan and Tzu-Chen Yen and K T Chen and W B Huang and T Ho and Yen-Lin Oscar Huang},
  journal={Nephrology},
  year={2010},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={313-20}
}
AIM Chronic inflammation, which is common in dialysis patients, often causes malnutrition and even protein-energy wasting. However, the association of high-calcium dialysate with malnutrition and/or inflammation in non-diabetic maintenance haemodialysis patients remains unclear. This study investigated the possible adverse effects of high-calcium dialysate and mortality in this population. METHODS A total of 717 non-diabetic haemodialysis patients participated in this 2 year prospective study… CONTINUE READING

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