Malnutrition is prevalent in dialysis patients and is associated with poor outcomes. It is evidenced by weight loss, hypoalbuminemia, decreased prealbumin, and hypocholesterolemia caused by poor dietary intake, nutrient losses during dialysis, altered protein metabolism, and inflammation. This study investigated the effects of Liposyn (intravenous fat emulsion) on serum albumin, serum prealbumin, total cholesterol, and body weight in malnourished dialysis patients.
Eight patients received Liposyn during each dialysis treatment for 3 months in addition to standard nutritional therapy. They were compared to seven similar dialysis patients who received standard nutritional therapy only. Albumin, prealbumin, cholesterol, and weight were measured at baseline and monthly for 3 months. Statistical analyses failed to show that Liposyn significantly improved nutritional status compared to the control group. This is the first study that examined the effect of Liposyn in this population. Larger, long-term, randomized studies are needed to better determine the effects of Liposyn on malnourished hemodialysis patients.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be