When presented together, malnutrition, fluid overload and resulting inflammation can have a detrimental effect on survival among patients with ESRD, according to a study by researchers from the Netherlands and the United States. However, malnutrition as a singular risk factor “was not associated with increased mortality risk,” the study authors noted. “The highest mortality risk was observed in patients where all three risk factors were present.”
The study was undertaken to understand the influence of fluid overload (FO) when combined with other factor that impact mortality.
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