CKD: Nutritional Status: Technical Devices and Anthropometric Measures (2018)

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Walther C et al 2011
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Article Title:
Interdialytic creatinine change versus predialysis creatinine as indicators of nutritional status in maintenance hemodialysis.
Walther C, Carter C, Low C, Williams P, Rifkin D, Steiner R, Ix J
Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association
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Study Design:
Retrospective Cohort Study
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Inclusion Criteria:
Patients were included if they had routine surveillance blood laboratory measurements in three consecutive months during the study period.
Exclusion Criteria:
Exclusions were for peritoneal dialysis (n ¼ 1), discontinuation of hemodialysis due to recovery of native kidney function (n ¼ 2), transfer to another dialysis unit (n ¼ 9) or death (n ¼ 5) prior to 3 months of routine labs resulting in a final analytic sample of 81 patients for this analysis.
Research Purpose:
To see if Predialysis creatinine and interdialytic change in creatinine are associated with proxies of nutritional status and mortality in hemodialysis patients.
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Study Location:
San Diego, USA
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This study was supported by grants from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI: R01 HL096851)