A simple score for malnutrition–inflammation complex syndrome (MICS) is associated with the risk of mortality in Japanese patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis

  • Published on 15/11/2023
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Shunsuke Yamada 1,2, Hokuto Arase 1, Masatomo Taniguchi 3, Takanari Kitazono 1, Toshiaki Nakano 1

1 Department of Medicine and Clinical Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences Kyushu University Fukuoka Japan
2 Division of Internal Medicine Nishida Hospital Saga Japan
3 Fukuoka Renal Clinic Fukuoka Japan


Introduction Malnutrition–inflammation complex syndrome (MICS) is highly prevalent in patients undergoing hemodialysis. We determined the prognostic value of the Simple MICS score, calculated using a combination of age, body mass index, and serum concentrations of albumin, creatinine, and C‐reactive protein.
Methods We retrospectively recruited 218 Japanese patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis. The primary outcome was all‐cause...


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