Serum albumin concentration is not a marker of nutritional status

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7051.230b (Published 27 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:230
  1. Emma Chojnowska
  1. Registrar Department of Anaesthetics, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton SO16 6YD

    EDITOR,—In their paper on postoperative enteral feeding in patients undergoing bowel resection Cornelia S Carr and colleagues used serum albumin concentrations as one of six markers of nutritional status.1 Doweiko and Nompleggi and Klein show that although protein energy …

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