In our study, the only variable significantly associated with colectomy was hypoalbuminaemia
on day 3.
Franch-Arcas, "The meaning of hypoalbuminaemia
in clinical practice," Clinical Nutrition, vol.
The clinical signs of the acute disease usually seen in autumn and early winter, are characterised by sudden deaths, weakness, anaemia, dyspnoea, progressive loss of condition, hypoalbuminaemia
, emaciation, pallor of the mucous membranes, submandibular edema and ascites.
Multivariate analysis revealed that older age, male gender, hypoalbuminaemia
, synchronous bowel procedures, number of segments resected, and blood transfusion were independent risk factors for major postoperative complications (Table 2).
A significant percentage (57.1%) of the HIV infected patients had hypoalbuminaemia
. Similar finding was also observed in Cape Town where 70% of the HAART naive HIV infected children were hypoalbuminaemic.
From this analysis preoperative hypoalbuminaemia
, anastomotic leak, requirement for stoma, and increasing lymph node ratio were all identified as having a potential association with a longer wait to commencement of adjuvant chemotherapy (P < 0.100).
Causes of a transudate Frequent * Congestive cardiac failure * Hypoalbuminaemia
* Peritoneal dialysis * Liver failure Infrequent * Hypothyroidism * Nephrotic syndrome * Pulmonary embolism * Urinothorax * Pericardial constriction * Mitral valve stenosis Table 2.
Biological analysis revealed, a malabsorption syndrome (hypoalbuminaemia
20 g/L, lipid 0.7 g/L, iron deficiency anemia: Hb 6 gr/dL), a spontaneously low prothrombin-time and elevated liver enzymes (2 times normal).
Hawker et al., "Increased vascular permeability: a major cause of hypoalbuminaemia
in disease and injury," The Lancet, vol.
Biochemical investigations revealed a haemoglobin value of 9g/dl and marked hypoalbuminaemia
with serum albumin of 12g/l (normal- 36-44g/l).
The inclusion criteria were nephrotic patients with proteinuria of greater than 3gm/24 hours in adults and hypoalbuminaemia
of less than 2.5g/dl, non-nephrotic range proteinuria with evidence of hypertension/ hematuria/deranged renal function or active sediments on urine microscopy (Nephritic syndrome in adults and children), steroid resistant nephrotic syndrome in children, steroid dependant nephrotic syndrome in children and relapsing nephrotic Syndrome.