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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/13685538.2014.908281
  • Title of Journal : AGING MALE
  • Page Numbers: pp.49-53

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).