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, cilt.22, ss.43-48, 2018 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Dergi Adı: Hippokratia
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.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