Malnutrition according to GLIM criteria in stable renal transplant recipients: Reduced muscle mass as predominant phenotypic criterion.

Boslooper-Meulenbelt Karin (First author), Iris van Vliet, MFC de Jong, Antonio Gomes Neto, Stephan Bakker, Harriët Jager-Wittenaar, Gerjan Navis

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Abstract

Malnutrition has a negative impact on quality of life and survival in renal transplant recipients (RTR). Therefore, malnutrition detection is important in RTR, but this may be hampered by concomitant presence of weight gain and overweight. Recently, the Global Leadership Initiative on Malnutrition (GLIM) developed a set of diagnostic criteria for malnutrition. We aimed to assess the prevalence of malnutrition according to the GLIM criteria and the distribution of phenotypic criteria in RTR. Additionally, we examined the potential value of 24-h urinary creatinine excretion rate (CER) as alternative measure for the criterion reduced muscle mass.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3522-3530
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Nutrition
Volume40
Issue number5
Early online date8 Dec 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2021

Keywords

  • malnutrition
  • renal transplantation
  • global leadership initiative on malnutrition (glim)
  • body composition
  • muscle mass

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