Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:
In a study on 39 non-diabetic patients undergoing hemodialysis, we found that serum ghrelin level had a positive but not
significant correlation with the age, dialysis quality, dosage, calcium level, alkaline phosphatase (ALP), parathormone, vitamin
D and hemoglobin in these patients.
Please cite this paper as: Mahmoodnia L, Beigrezaei S, Tamadon MR, Jafari T, Kafeshani M, Mahmoodi F, et al. The relationship
between serum ghrelin levels and bone metabolism markers and severity anemia in non-diabetic hemodialysis patients; a pilot
study. J Nephropathol. 2018;7(1):32-36. DOI: 10.15171/jnp.2017.10.