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Lower creatinine as a marker of malnutrition and lower muscle mass in hemodialysis patients

Authors Yildiz A, Tufan F

Received 18 August 2015

Accepted for publication 21 August 2015

Published 3 October 2015 Volume 2015:10 Pages 1593—1594

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/CIA.S94731

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Richard Walker

Abdulmecit Yildiz,1 Fatih Tufan2

1Department of Nephrology, Uludag University School of Medicine, Bursa, 2Department of Geriatrics, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey

We read the recently published and well-designed study of Lee et al that suggests that bioimpedance analysis (BIA) gives relevant information about hydration status and malnutrition in hemodialysis patients. The authors recommend that utilization of BIA routinely in hemodialysis patients would be rational. We would like to make a few comments about their study.

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