Helicobacter pylori Infection: Protective Against Increased Interdialytic Weight Gain in Asymptomatic Hemodialysis Patients?


Afsar B. , Elsurer R., HÜDDAM B., ERDEN C.

JOURNAL OF RENAL NUTRITION, vol.21, no.4, pp.322-328, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1053/j.jrn.2010.06.025
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF RENAL NUTRITION
  • Page Numbers: pp.322-328

Abstract

Objective: Infection with Helicobacter pylori, which induces persistent and uncontrolled gastric inflammation leading to decreased appetite, might be protective against obesity. There is a close relationship between interdialytic weight gain (IDWG) and nutritional parameters, confirming the role of IDWG as a marker of calorie and protein intake in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Hypothesis of the present study was that infection with H pylori in subjects with uremia might cause inflammation, diminished appetite, anorexia, and decreased IDWG.