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AN EVALUATION OF NUTRITIONAL INDEXES FOR TO PREDICTION THE HOSPITALIZATION DURATION IN ELDERLY CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE PATIENTS

B. Buyukaydin, A.T. Isik, P. Soysal, M. Alay, R. Kazancioglu

J Aging Res Clin Practice 2016;5(3):158-161

Objective: Chronic kidney disease and malnutrition are serious and frequently encountered co-morbidities among older patients. We evaluated nutritional status of older pre-dialysis patients and the effect of malnutrition on length of stay (LOS) in hospital. Materials and Methods: 65 years and over 33 hospitalized pre-dialysis patients with glomerular filtration rate between 10-30ml/min/1.73m2 were included. There is no control group. For all patients, biochemical analysis was performed. The malnutrition risk was evaluated with Mini Nutritional Assessment Short-Form (MNA-SF) and Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index (GNRI) and LOS in hospital was recorded. Results: Mean GNRI was 98.4±12.9 and the mean MNA-SF was 8±3.15. For all patients, mean LOS was 10.58±9 days. According to MNA-SF, malnourished patients’ LOS was longer and a difference was observed between MNA-SF and GNRI in terms of LOS prediction (p=0.005, p=0.230). Conclusion: For older pre-dialysis patients, MNA-SF is probably a more sensitive index in terms of LOS in hospital prediction.

CITATION:
B. Buyukaydin ; A.T. Isik ; P. Soysal ; M. Alay ; R. Kazancioglu (2016): AN EVALUATION OF NUTRITIONAL INDEXES FOR TO PREDICTION THE HOSPITALIZATION DURATION IN ELDERLY CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE PATIENTS. The Journal of Aging Research and Clinical Practice (JARCP). http://dx.doi.org/10.14283/jarcp.2016.106

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