Journal Watch - Malnutrition
Gender and Malnutrition in PD
Do hypoalbumineumia, overhydration, inflammation, and cardiovascular risk affect men and women on PD differently? A small study (N=26 men and 28 women) with comparable BMI found more fluid overload, inflammation, and heart risk in women with low serum albumin than in men. Read the abstract.
Read the abstract » | (added 2018-09-10)
Whey Protein for PD Malnutrition
A 6-month multicenter, randomized controlled trial tested protein powder plus dietary counseling vs. counseling only for CAPD patients with low serum albumin and BMI. Significantly more of the protein powder group were able to take in enough protein, and they also had significant increases in serum urea and a normalized protein catabolic rate.
Read the abstract » | (added 2018-06-12)