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Prealbumin: a marker for nutritional evaluation.

Abstract

Determining the level of prealbumin, a hepatic protein, is a sensitive and cost-effective method of assessing the severity of illness resulting from malnutrition in patients who are critically ill or have a chronic disease. Prealbumin levels have been shown to correlate with patient outcomes and are an accurate predictor of patient recovery. In high-risk patients, prealbumin levels determined twice weekly during hospitalization can alert the physician to declining nutritional status, improve patient outcome, and shorten hospitalization in an increasingly cost-conscious economy.

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    State University of New York at Buffalo, USA.

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    American family physician 65:8 2002 Apr 15 pg 1575-8

    MeSH

    Biomarkers
    Chronic Disease
    Humans
    Nutritional Status
    Prealbumin
    Protein-Energy Malnutrition
    Risk Factors

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    11989633

    Citation

    Beck, Frederick K., and Thomas C. Rosenthal. "Prealbumin: a Marker for Nutritional Evaluation." American Family Physician, vol. 65, no. 8, 2002, pp. 1575-8.
    Beck FK, Rosenthal TC. Prealbumin: a marker for nutritional evaluation. Am Fam Physician. 2002;65(8):1575-8.
    Beck, F. K., & Rosenthal, T. C. (2002). Prealbumin: a marker for nutritional evaluation. American Family Physician, 65(8), pp. 1575-8.
    Beck FK, Rosenthal TC. Prealbumin: a Marker for Nutritional Evaluation. Am Fam Physician. 2002 Apr 15;65(8):1575-8. PubMed PMID: 11989633.
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