SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.25 issue3Assessment of a malnutrition screening tool in cancer patientsFood habits and body composition of Spanish elite athletes in combat sports author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google


Nutrición Hospitalaria

On-line version ISSN 1699-5198Print version ISSN 0212-1611


IGLESIAS, M.ª L. et al. Nutritional assessment of patients candidates for waiting list simultaneous kidney pancreas transplantation. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2010, vol.25, n.3, pp.406-413. ISSN 1699-5198.

Background: Simultaneous Kidney Pancreas transplantation is currently the treatment of choice for patients with type 1 diabetes ERD advanced. Scientific studies on the therapeutic benefits of this guarantee acceptance of it as the most suitable for patients. The independence of dialysis and insulin therapy after the transplant represents a significant increase in the quality of life for these patients. In recent years, the importance of nutritional assessment in patients with chronic diseases has increased. There is increasing evidence that malnutrition is associated with an increased risk of morbidity and mortality after surgery. Given the therapeutic choice for these patients and the importance of nutritional status as an independent risk factor for post-transplant complications objective of our work is to describe the nutritional status of patients who are candidates for transplant through objective and subjective parameters of evaluation nutritional. Materials and methods: We included 45 patients with type 1 diabetes ERD interned in the Hospital Italiano of Buenos Aires for assessing pre Transplantation during the period June 2007-June 2008.Se collected data through a sheet produced by themselves. As parameter anthropometric was calculated body mass index (BMI) by the formula Quetelet (post dialysis Weight (kg) / height 2 (m)) and was ranked as the ranges proposed by the committee of experts from WHO. As a subjective argument took place the Subjective Global Valuation (VGS), which ranked patients in well-nourished (A), mild malnourished (B), moderately malnourished (C) and severely malnourished (D). As biochemical parameters of the data was recorded serum albumin (g / dl) to hospitalizations and this data was obtained from the patient's medical history. Results: The value of the average BMI of the total population was 21.83 ± 2.65. According to the sex values were: 21.83 ± 2.39 and 21.82 ± 2.95 for male and female respectively. The nutritional status according to this indicator was anthropometric Normal in 89% of cases. The 6.66% of the cases submitted 13.33% pre malnutrition and obesity. We found no cases with obesity. Taking into account the albumin 47.45% of patients presented moderate risk of morbidity and mortality. According to GSV 62.22% were classified as well-nourished (Class A). It was the equitable proportion of women and hombres.33, 33% were classified as mild malnourished (Class B). Only 2 cases (8.88%) had moderate malnutrition (Class C). None presented malnutrition Graves (Class C). Conclussion: In our study we can see that patients are candidates for waiting list while normal BMI have presented evidence of nutritional risk when one takes into account the VGS and the average value of albumin.

Keywords : Nutritional assessment; Kidney-pancreas transplantation; BMI; Subjective Global Assessment; Hyponutrition.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License