Prospective nutritional surveillance using bioelectrical impedance in chronic kidney disease patients.

@article{Dumler2005ProspectiveNS,
  title={Prospective nutritional surveillance using bioelectrical impedance in chronic kidney disease patients.},
  author={Francis Dumler and Cristina Kilates},
  journal={Journal of renal nutrition : the official journal of the Council on Renal Nutrition of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2005},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={
          148-51
        }
}
Malnutrition is a well-known risk factor influencing survival in chronic maintenance dialysis patients. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients are also predisposed to malnutrition because of dietary restrictions and the catabolic effects of uremia. Therefore, a significant degree of malnutrition may be present before the initiation of renal replacement therapy. We consequently initiated a prospective evaluation of subjects attending the CKD clinic, where all patients are seen by a renal… CONTINUE READING
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