Estimation of caloric intake and lipid profile of hemodialysis patients
Aneela Hameed, Hafiz Muhammad Irfan Manzoor, Saeed Akhtar, Majid Hussain, Khurram Afzal, Mateen Ahmad
Chronic Kidney Disease leading to progressive loss of renal function is accompanied by abnormalities in lipid metabolism. Objective of this study was to estimate the total caloric intake and analyse the lipid profile of hemodialysis patients. 60 subjects were taken from both sexes, 30 were on hemodialysis and 30 were healthy. Dietary status particularly estimated total caloric intake/day was assessed by using 24-hour dietary recall method and calculated with the help of Pakistan food composition table 2001. Blood samples were taken from arterio-venous fistula for lipid profile in hemodialysis patients before starting dialysis procedure and healthy subjects by vein puncturing. The results indicated that estimated intake of calories was lower than the recommended intake for hemodialysis patients as compared to healthy subjects. This study depicts that assessment and management of daily caloric intake of hemodialysis patients plays a pivotal role in preventing the risk of malnutrition in them.