The Nutritional and Inflammatory Evaluation in Dialysis patients (NIED) study: overview of the NIED study and the role of dietitians.

@article{Colman2005TheNA,
  title={The Nutritional and Inflammatory Evaluation in Dialysis patients (NIED) study: overview of the NIED study and the role of dietitians.},
  author={Sara Colman and Rochelle Bross and Debbie Benner and Joanne Chow and Amy Braglia and Jenia Arzaghi and Jennifer F. Dennis and Leslie Martinez and Delma Baylon Baldo and Vina Agarwal and Tina Trundnowski and Jennifer Zitterkoph and Brenda Martinez and Osman S Khawar and Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh},
  journal={Journal of renal nutrition : the official journal of the Council on Renal Nutrition of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2005},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={231-43}
}
The absolute majority of maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients die within 5 years of commencing dialysis treatment, mostly because of cardiovascular (CV) disease. The strongest and most common correlates of death in MHD patients are not conventional CV risk factors, but markers of protein-energy malnutrition and inflammation, together also known as malnutrition-inflammation complex syndrome (MICS). Paradoxically, classic risk factors such as obesity and hypercholesterolemia are associated… CONTINUE READING

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