Serum ghrelin levels: Is there any association with malnutrition and depression in peritoneal dialysis patients?

Bek G. S. , Batman A., Eraldemir C. , EREN N. , Bakirdogen S. , DERVİŞOĞLU E.

Hippokratia, vol.22, no.1, pp.43-48, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Title of Journal : Hippokratia
  • Page Numbers: pp.43-48


Background: Ghrelin is a physiologic regulatory hormone of appetite and body weight, and its concentrations increase in chronic kidney disease. This study aimed to analyze the effects of malnutrition and depression on the plasma ghrelin levels in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients