Nutrition and mortality in hemodialysis.

  title={Nutrition and mortality in hemodialysis.},
  author={Jonas Bergstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN},
  volume={6 5},
  • Jonas Bergström
  • Published 1995 in
    Journal of the American Society of Nephrology…
Protein-energy malnutrition is present in a large proportion of maintenance hemodialysis (HD) patients, and it is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The protein requirements are increased because of the presence of endocrine and metabolic factors related to loss of renal function, the HD procedure, and comorbidity factors, which all stimulate net protein catabolism. The intake protein and energy are frequently reduced because of the underlying disease, psychosocial factors, and… CONTINUE READING


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