GABRIEL VEISA, MIHAELA-DORA DONCIU, LIVIU SEGALL, LOREDANA HURJUI, IONUT NISTOR, IRINA GEORGETA URSARESCU, SILVIA MARTU, STEFAN LUCIAN BURLEA, SORINA MIHAELA SOLOMON ALBUMIN AS A PROGNOSTIC FACTOR FOR MALNUTRITION AND INFLAMMATION IN CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
Malnutrition is a major, but under-diagnosed, risk factor for negative outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The main goal of this study was to evaluate, for the first time, the relationship between albumin level, periodontal disease and inflammation in a cohort of haemodialysis patients. We prospectively analysed the inflammatory status and malnutrition in 200 haemodialysis patients, mean age 54 ± 14 years, from two Romanian dialysis centres. At baseline we evaluated: a. nutritional status by anthropometric measures- post dialysis body weight (BW), body mass index (BMI); b. subjective global assessment score (SGA); c. biochemical tests: Protein c reactive (CRP), TNF-a, pre-dialysis serum albumin, IL-6 and assessment of periodontal disease status . The patients were followed-up for 2 years.