Objectives: Malnutrition is a common problem in chronic renal disease patients during pre-dialysis and dialysis, leading to increased cardiovascular diseases and mortality. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of supplemental protein supplementation on malnutrition in peritoneal dialysis patients.
Methods: Eighty-four stable adult peritoneal dialysis patients included in this study. In addition to the standard diets, oral nutritional product (372 calories, 61 g protein, 30 g glutamine, and 30 g arginine/100 g powder sachet twice a day) gave to patients. Before the study and after three months from the supportive therapy; anthropometric measurements with serum urea, creatinine, total protein, albumin, cholesterol, KtV, body mass index was analyzed.
Results: The mean age of peritoneal dialysis patients was 60 (46-78) years. Serum urea levels from 96 ± 44 to 109 ± 42 mg/dL (p = 0.007), total protein levels from 5.85 ± 0.68 to 6.18 ± 0.66 g/dL (7.8%, p = 0.007), albumin levels increased from 3.02 ± 0.27 to 3.32 ± 0.34 g/dL (11.7%, p = 0.003) increased significantly after an average of 0.43 g/kg protein and 178 cal/day energy support.
Conclusions: Albumin is an indicator of malnutrition related mortality. Therefore, using of protein nutritional products in addition to standard treatment may be beneficial for malnourished peritoneal dialysis patients.
|Subjects||Urology ve Nephrology|
|Journal Section||Original Articles|
: January 9, 2020
|EndNote||%0 The European Research Journal The effectiveness of oral protein supplementation in malnourished peritoneal dialysis patients %A Mehmet Usta , Alparslan Ersoy , Yavuz Ayar %T The effectiveness of oral protein supplementation in malnourished peritoneal dialysis patients %D 2021 %J The European Research Journal %P -2149-3189 %V 7 %N 2 %R doi: 10.18621/eurj.672787 %U 10.18621/eurj.672787|