Nutritional evaluation of patients receiving dialysis for the management of protein-energy wasting: what is old and what is new?

@article{Riella2013NutritionalEO,
  title={Nutritional evaluation of patients receiving dialysis for the management of protein-energy wasting: what is old and what is new?},
  author={Miguel Carlos Riella},
  journal={Journal of renal nutrition : the official journal of the Council on Renal Nutrition of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={195-8}
}
Advances in the nutritional support of hospitalized patients in the early 1970s led to the recognition that tools were needed to evaluate the nutritional status of patients. The observation that malnutrition in patients receiving dialysis was associated with increased morbidity and mortality prompted many expert groups to develop nutritional scoring systems to be applied in these patients. Given the diverse and confusing terminologies that emerged from these publications, the International… CONTINUE READING
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