Serum C-reactive protein and leptin for assessment of nutritional status in patients on maintenance hemodialysis

Abstract

Nutrition is one of the key parameters in predicting morbidity and mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis. Body weight, body mass index, and visceral protein levels (serum protein, albumin, prealbumin, and transferrin) have traditionally been used as markers for nutritional status. Serum leptin and C-reactive protein (CRP… (More)
DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.106032

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