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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2015, Article ID 810758, 7 pages
Research Article

Anthropometric and Biochemical Profile of Children and Adolescents with Chronic Kidney Disease in a Predialysis Pediatric Interdisciplinary Program

1Nutrition Division, Hospital das Clínicas, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), 30130-100 Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
2Pediatric Nephrourology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, UFMG, 31270-901 Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
3Pediatric Branch, Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Medical Investigation, Faculty of Medicine, UFMG, Alfredo Balena Avenue 190, 2nd Floor, Room No. 281, 30130-100 Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

Received 22 July 2014; Revised 8 December 2014; Accepted 18 December 2014

Academic Editor: Duvuru Geetha

Copyright © 2015 Vanessa R. Silva et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This is longitudinal retrospective observational cohort study that evaluated anthropometric and biochemical variables of children and adolescents admitted to a Predialysis Interdisciplinary Management Program (PDIMP) responsible for the follow-up of children and adolescents at stages 2 to 4 of chronic kidney disease (CKD) at a tertiary center. One hundred thirty-eight patients with CKD on predialysis treatment with median age at admission of 9 years and the median follow-up time of 5 years were evaluated. Seventy-four (53%) had CKD stage 3 at admission and 70 (51%) reached CKD stage 5 at the end of the follow-up. There was no significant difference between the mean initial and final hemoglobin and serum albumin. However, the final serum bicarbonate presented a significant improvement. Analyses stratified according to clinical variables of interest showed a significant improvement in body mass index (BMI) score, especially in the subgroup of children admitted under two years of age. In relation to stature-for-age score, data show a significant improvement in stature SD at the end of the study. In conclusion, the present study showed improvement of nutritional status of CKD patients and that the deterioration of renal function was not correlated with BMI-for-age score.