J Ren Nutr 2021 Apr 30. Epub 2021 Apr 30.
Department of Nephrology, Guangzhou Red Cross Hospital, Jinan University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China; Guangzhou Institute of Disease-Oriented Nutritional Research, Guangzhou Red Cross Hospital, Jinan University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.
Objective(s): We aimed to investigate the associations between blood trace element levels and nutritional status in patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis (MHD).
Methods: This cross-sectional study included patients undergoing MHD who were treated at our center in September 2019. Clinical and demographic data and blood samples were collected before hemodialysis sessions, and the levels of manganese, lead, selenium, zinc, and copper were measured by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Read More