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Interaction of malnutrition, N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide and ventricular remodeling in patients on maintenance hemodialysis.
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PMID:  23149248     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Aims: The aim of the present study was to investigate the interaction of nutritional status, N-terminal probrain-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and ventricular remodeling in hemodialysis patients. Methods: NT-proBNP was measured by immunoassay. Nutritional status was assessed using the subjective global assessment (SGA) and malnutrition-inflammation score (MIS). Transthoracic echocardiographic examinations were performed on all patients. Results: 44 patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis were enrolled in this study. Malnourished patients had higher levels of extracellular water (ECW) per kg body weight (BWt) than well-nourished patients and higher levels of NT-proBNP. MIS was positively correlated with left ventricular mass index (LVMI), log NT-proBNP and ECW/BWt, and negatively correlated with fat mass and LV systolic dysfunction. LV systolic dysfunction, LVMI and MIS were independently associated with log NT-proBNP levels. Multiple regression analysis showed that log NT-proBNP, mean arterial pressure and ECW/BWt were independently associated with LVMI. However, MIS did not have an independent relationship to LVMI. Conclusions: Malnutrition in hemodialysis patients is accompanied by volume overload and associated with increased log NT-proBNP levels independent of volume status, and these levels are independently associated with increased LVMI. This suggests a possibility that nutritional status may affect ventricular remodeling in hemodialysis patients.
Yu-Ji Lee; Bong Gun Song; Min Su Kim; Seong Cho; Woo Jung Chun; Ju Hyun Oh; Sung Rok Kim
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nephrology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0301-0430     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Nephrol.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0364441     Medline TA:  Clin Nephrol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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