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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Journal Name: Hippokratia
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.43-48
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


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