Urea to creatinine ratio: a forgotten marker of poor nutritional state in patients undergoing hemodialysis treatment


Tufan F., Yildiz A., Dogan I., Yildiz D., Sevinir S.

AGING MALE, vol.18, no.1, pp.49-53, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/13685538.2014.908281
  • Journal Name: AGING MALE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.49-53
  • Keywords: Anxiety, depression, elderly, hemodialysis, malnutrition, urea/creatinine ratio, CHRONIC KIDNEY-DISEASE, DIETARY-PROTEIN RESTRICTION, QUALITY-OF-LIFE, RENAL-FAILURE, PROGRESSION, DEPRESSION, DIALYSIS, OUTCOMES, MALNUTRITION, INVENTORY
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Malnutrition is common in subjects undergoing hemodialysis and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Studies investigating factors associated with malnutrition and effect of various interventions to treat these patients are needed. We aimed to screen older and young patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis, for malnutrition, and seek its association with clinical factors including anxiety and depression and laboratory variables including urea/creatinine ratio (UCR).