Apr 22, 2018
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Hypoalbuminemia: Malnutrition versus Inflammatory Response

Low serum albumin, a level less 3.4-3.5 g/dL, is most frequent in the elderly who are institutionalized and in those with advanced stages of a disease (i.e. terminal cancer).  Low serum albumin can be a predictor of mortality.  For every 10 g/L decrease in serum albumin level, mortality increases by 137% and morbidity by 89%.  … [ Read More ]

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