CKD: Nutrition Assessment and Best Predictors of CKD (2001)
Nutrition Assessment and CKD (2001)
What is the best predictor of declining nutritional status in early kidney failure? (2001 CD)
The best predictor of declining nutritional status in early kidney failure is a GFR <60 ml/min. A GFR <60 ml/min is associated with decreases in the laboratory parameters of hemoglobin, serum albumin and bicarbonate, decreases in body weight/BMI and decreases in dietary intakes of protein and energy. Studies of various design (randomized controlled trials, cohort, nonrandomized controlled trials, and cross-sectional studies) have shown similar results. Therefore, patients with a GFR <60 ml/min/1.73 m2 should undergo a nutrition assessment to evaluate for protein calorie malnutrition followed with appropriate intervention.
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- Grade II is Fair;
- Grade III is Limited/Weak;
- Grade IV is Expert Opinion Only;
- Grade V is Not Assignable.
Evidence Summary: Nutrition Assessment and Intervention in Chronic Kidney Disease (2001)
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