hypoalbuminemia

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hypoalbuminemia

[¦hī·pō·al‚byü·mə′nē·mē·ə]
(medicine)
Abnormally low levels of albumin in the blood.
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(14) Serum albumin levels on admission did not predict colectomy in our study, however hypoalbuminaemia on day 3 was significantly associated with an increased need for surgery.
Horgan, "The relationship between hypoalbuminaemia, tumour volume and the systemic inflammatory response in patients with colorectal liver metastases," British Journal of Cancer, vol.
Similarly, our patient did not develop hypoalbuminaemia at any time.
Characteristics n (%) Age * 48.5 (27-73) Male-to-female ratio 5:1 Hypertension 4 (22.2%) Coronary artery disease 1 (5.6%) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 1 (5.6%) Diabetes 4 (22.2%) Renal failure requiring dialysis 1 (5.6%) Immunocompromised 1 (5.6%) Hypoalbuminaemia pre-op (albumin < 35 g/L) 15 (83.3%) Albumin * 29 (21-40) Side of empyema (right: left) 1:1 * Data presented as median (range).
Anderson et al., "Malignant mesothelioma, hypoalbuminaemia and the effect of carboplatin/pemetrexed on survival," Clinical Oncology, vol.
Specific important predictors may be hypo- or hypernatraemia [34-37], hypoalbuminaemia [38, 39], and hyperglycaemia [40-43].
These factors include anaemia, phosphocalcium disorders, inflammation, oxidative stress, hypoalbuminaemia, and hyperhomocysteinaemia.
Hypoalbuminaemia is a common finding in naturally infected horses which is probably due to the increased permeability of the intestines.
Non-modifiable risk factors for PD infections include race, indigenous racial origin, diabetes, chronic lung disease, poor residual kidney function and extremes of age; Nessim, Bargman, Austin, Nisenbaum, & Jassal, 2009; Piraino et al., 2011) Modifiable risk factors such as obesity, smoking, hypokalemia, hypoalbuminaemia, depression, constipation, vitamin D deficiency, transfer from haemodialysis (HD) to PD, immunosuppression therapy and diverticulitis have been considered modifiable risk factors for peritonitis; Piraino et al., 2011) can be addressed somewhat by the PD nurse.
Traditional risk factors (smoking, hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, hypoalbuminaemia, etc.), could not explain the high prevalence of cardiovascular disease in hemodialysis patients [1-8].