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dc.contributor.authorBenjamin, Sherileneen_US
dc.contributor.authorAssounga, Alainen_US
dc.date.accessioned2024-04-24T10:10:42Z-
dc.date.available2024-04-24T10:10:42Z-
dc.date.issued2024-03-
dc.identifier.citationBenjamin, S. and Assounga, A. 2024. Transferrin levels are associated with malnutrition markers in hemodialysis patients in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Ren Fail. 46(1): 2337292-. doi:10.1080/0886022X.2024.2337292en_US
dc.identifier.issn0886-022X-
dc.identifier.issn1525-6049 (Online)-
dc.identifier.otherpmc: PMC11017997-
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10321/5276-
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: Malnutrition is a global phenomenon and may be contributing to the increasing size of the hemodialysis (HD) population in South Africa and is affecting morbidity and clinical outcomes. Our study assessed whether transferrin could be a possible marker for malnutrition in the HD population. METHODS: Clinical parameters (including skinfold thickness and mid-upper arm circumference [MUAC]) and laboratory markers (including transferrin and hemoglobin) were measured during a six-month period in a sample of 59 HD patients. RESULTS: Linear regression analysis showed that MUAC (p = 0.027) as well as skinfold thickness (p = 0.021) had a significant association with transferrin levels within the HD participants. There was no significant association between transferrin levels or MUAC with hemoglobin levels (p = 0.075). Furthermore, the study found that decreased transferrin levels (< 2.15 g/dL to 3.80 g/dL) were closely related to malnutrition in the malnutrition distribution groups within the study, with 97.7% of HD participants being classified in one of the malnutrition groups. CONCLUSION: Thus, transferrin levels are a valuable marker for malnutrition within the HD patient population and can be included along with clinical assessment parameters such as MUAC and skinfold thickness as primary indicators for malnutrition.en_US
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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherInforma UK Limiteden_US
dc.relation.ispartofRen Fail; Vol. 46, Issue 1en_US
dc.subjectTransferrinen_US
dc.subjectErythropoietinen_US
dc.subjectHemodialysisen_US
dc.subjectMalnutritionen_US
dc.subjectTransferrin saturationen_US
dc.subject1103 Clinical Sciencesen_US
dc.subjectUrology & Nephrologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshSouth Africa-
dc.subject.meshMalnutrition-
dc.subject.meshRenal Dialysis-
dc.subject.meshTransferrin-
dc.subject.meshHemoglobins-
dc.titleTransferrin levels are associated with malnutrition markers in hemodialysis patients in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.date.updated2024-04-19T13:31:44Z-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/0886022X.2024.2337292-
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