Predicting Mortality in Kidney Disease: A New Nutritional Risk Index – Professor Eiichiro Kanda, Kawasaki Medical School

Nov 8, 2019 | biology, health and medicine, trending

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This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘A new nutritional risk index for predicting mortality in hemodialysis patients: Nationwide cohort study’, published in PLOS ONE.

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According to the World Health Organisation, between 5 and 10 million people die globally of kidney disease each year. There has been an important shift towards recognising chronic kidney disease (CKD) as a major public health problem that requires early management. Protein energy wasting is a maladaptive metabolic state resulting in severe malnutrition and one of the major causes of CKD-related deaths. Professor Eiichiro Kanda at Kawasaki Medical School and his colleagues have established a risk index that predicts the patients undergoing haemodialysis who are at most risk for developing protein energy wasting and, potentially, death.


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