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Geriatric nutritional risk index as a prognostic factor in peritoneal dialysis patients

Nephrology
Author
Kang SH et al.
Used Parameters : FFM, BFM

Publication Year : 2013

Country : Korea

Journal : Peritoneal Dialysis International

Background The Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index (GNRI) might be a useful screening tool for malnutrition in dialysis patients. However, data concerning the GNRI as a prognostic factor in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients are scarce. Methods We reviewed the medical records at Yeungnam University Hospital in Korea to identify all adults (> 18 years) who received PD; 486 patients were enrolled in the study. Results The initial low, middle, and high GNRI tertiles included 162, 166, and 158 patients respectively. Significant correlations were noted …
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