Validity of malnutrition scores for predicting mortality in chronic hemodialysis patients

@article{Toledo2013ValidityOM,
  title={Validity of malnutrition scores for predicting mortality in chronic hemodialysis patients},
  author={Flavia R. Toledo and Aline de Ara{\'u}jo Antunes and Francieli Cristina Delatim Vannini and Liciana Vaz de Arruda Silveira and Lu{\'i}s Cuadrado Martin and Pasqual Barretti and Jacqueline Costa Teixeira Caramori},
  journal={International Urology and Nephrology},
  year={2013},
  volume={45},
  pages={1747-1752}
}
Malnutrition is a strong predictor of mortality in hemodialysis patients. Several scoring systems for evaluating nutritional status have been proposed. However, they rely on different sets of anthropometric and laboratory markers to make a diagnosis of malnutrition and assess its impact on prognosis. To validate them, nutritional scores should be compared with clinical outcomes. Thus, the purpose of this study was to assess malnutrition by three different nutrition scoring systems and determine… CONTINUE READING
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