Is Serum Urea a Good Index for Predicting Morbidity in Hemodialysis (HD)?
Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) has been considered a useful guide in the prescription and assessment of diet and dialysis therapy 1 since a direct relationship has been shown between the former and hospitalization rate 2,3. On the other hand, a decline in morbidity and mortality has been observed with the increase in BUN and protein intake 4. The aim of the present work was to study the possible link between the clinical situation and the predialysis serum urea.
KeywordsBlood Urea Nitrogen Hospitalization Rate Serum Urea Excessive Weight Gain Dialysis Therapy
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