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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 59-63

Assessing protein-energy wasting in chronic kidney disease


1 Chairman, Department of Nephrology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Professor, Department of Nephrology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Anita Saxena
Department of Nephrology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jrnm.jrnm_1_20

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Patients with chronic kidney disease, both predialysis and those on dialysis, are vulnerable to the onslaught if disease which presents in the form of malnutrition and muscle wasting. These two conditions are associated with increased morbidity and mortality which mandates thorough assessment and intervention with the progression of the disease, keeping in mind comorbidities, infection, and intercurrent illness. As no single tool alone can assess the nutritional status of these patients, a systematic approach for the assessment of nutritional status and monitoring dietary prescription with timely follow-up is a prerequisite for mending the quality of life of these patients.


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