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Sharmela Sahathevan
National University of Malaysia
EndocrinologyHemodialysisDialysisDiabetes mellitusMedicine
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A rapid and reliable tool appropriate to quantifying macronutrient and micronutrient intakes in diets consumed by Malaysian hemodialysis (HD) patients is lacking. We aimed to develop and validate a novel HD-food frequency questionnaire (HD-FFQ) to assess habitual nutritional intakes of HD patients with diverse ethnic backgrounds. This study was conducted in three phases. In Phase I, a HD-FFQ comprising 118 food items was developed using 3-day diet recalls (3DDR) from 388 HD patients. Phase II wa...
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#1Sharmela Sahathevan (UKM: National University of Malaysia)H-Index: 4
#2B.H. Khor (UKM: National University of Malaysia)H-Index: 2
Last. B.C. Bee
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BACKGROUND: Muscle wasting, prevalent in hemodialysis (HD) patients diagnosed with protein energy wasting, represents an assessment challenge in the outpatient HD setting. Quadriceps muscle thickness (QMT) and cross-sectional area (CSA) assessment by ultrasound (US) is a potential surrogate measure for muscle wasting. We aimed to determine the validity of US to measure QMT and CSA against the gold standard, computed tomography (CT). METHODS: Twenty-six HD patients underwent US and CT scans on th...
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: Lipid emulsions (LEs), an integral component in parenteral nutrition (PN) feeding, have shifted from the primary aim of delivering non-protein calories and essential fatty acids to defined therapeutic outcomes such as reducing inflammation, and improving metabolic and clinical outcomes. Use of LEs in PN for surgical and critically ill patients is particularly well established, and there is enough literature assigning therapeutic and adverse effects to specific LEs. This narrative review contra...
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#1Ayesha Sualeheen (UKM: National University of Malaysia)
#2B.H. Khor (UKM: National University of Malaysia)H-Index: 2
Last. Zaki Morad (National Kidney Foundation)H-Index: 2
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Objective This study aimed to (i) determine habitual dietary patterns of Malaysian patients on hemodialysis (HD) and (ii) examine their association with nutritional status. Methods An a posteriori approach examined 3-day dietary recalls of 382 multiethnic Malaysian patients on HD, leading to short-listing of 31 food groups. Dietary patterns were derived through principal component analysis. Sociodemographic and lifestyle characteristics together with nutritional parameters were examined for asso...
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#1B.H. Khor (UKM: National University of Malaysia)H-Index: 2
#2Sharmela Sahathevan (UKM: National University of Malaysia)H-Index: 4
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Abstract Objectives The aims of this study were threefold: first, to assess the dietary fatty acid (FA) intake and blood FA status in Malaysian patients on hemodialysis (HD); second, to examine the association between dietary FA intakes and blood FA profiles in patients on HD; and third, to determine whether blood FAs could serve as a biomarker of dietary fat intake quality in these patients. Methods Using 3 d of dietary records, FA intakes of 333 recruited patients were calculated using a food ...
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#2B.H. KhorH-Index: 2
Last. Tilakavati KarupaiahH-Index: 9
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#1B.H. KhorH-Index: 2
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#1Dina A. Tallman (WSU: Wayne State University)
#2Sharmela Sahathevan (UKM: National University of Malaysia)H-Index: 4
Last. Pramod Khosla (WSU: Wayne State University)H-Index: 19
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Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are often instructed to adhere to a renal-specific diet depending on the severity and stage of their kidney disease. The prescribed diet may limit certain nutrients, such as phosphorus and potassium, or encourage the consumption of others, such as high biological value (HBV) proteins. Eggs are an inexpensive, easily available and high-quality source of protein, as well as a rich source of leucine, an essential amino acid that plays a role in muscle prot...
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#1Sharmela Sahathevan (UKM: National University of Malaysia)H-Index: 4
#2Chee-Hee Se (UKM: National University of Malaysia)H-Index: 2
Last. Tilakavati Karupaiah (Taylors University)H-Index: 9
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Summary Background and aims Poor dietary intake is commonly associated with malnutrition in the dialysis population and oral nutritional supplementation is strategized to redress dietary inadequacy. Knowledge on clinical efficacy of whey protein supplementation (WPS) as an option to treat malnutrition in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients is limited. Methods This multicenter, parallel, open-label, randomized controlled trial investigated the clinical efficacy of WPS in 126...
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