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J Assoc Physicians India. 2014 Dec;62(12):30-4.

Therapeutic Effects of Oral Nutritional Supplements during Haemodialysis: Physician's Experience.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To evaluate the effects of predialytic oral nutritional supplementation in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients on maintenance haemodialysis (MHD).

METHODS:

NEPRO HP was provided to 77 CKD patients on maintenance haemodialysis (MHD) over 3 months. Efficacy parameters were improvement in albumin levels, weight and haemoglobin levels; safety parameters were serum potassium and phosphorus values; other parameters were SGA and MIS scores.

RESULTS:

Mean serum albumin values showed a statistically significant increase. There was a statistically significant improvement in the mean body weight and haemoglobin of the patients in the second and third months of treatment. Serum phosphorus and potassium levels did not change in a statistically significant manner. There was improvement in nourishment status as detected by MIS and SGA scores. Two patients expired during the course of the study.

CONCLUSION:

Predialytic oral supplementation with NEPRO HP improves nutritional status of CKD patients on MHD.

PMID:
26259420
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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