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Uremic Toxins pp 245-247 | Cite as

Is Serum Urea a Good Index for Predicting Morbidity in Hemodialysis (HD)?

  • R. Marcén
  • S. Lamas
  • C. Quereda
  • L. Orofino
  • J. L. Teruel
  • R. Matesanz
  • J. Ortuño
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 223)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Blood Urea Nitrogen Hospitalization Rate Serum Urea Excessive Weight Gain Dialysis Therapy 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Marcén
    • 1
  • S. Lamas
    • 1
  • C. Quereda
    • 1
  • L. Orofino
    • 1
  • J. L. Teruel
    • 1
  • R. Matesanz
    • 1
  • J. Ortuño
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NephrologyHospital Ramón y CajalMadridSpain

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