The controlling nutritional status score: A promising tool for nutritional screening and predicting severity in ulcerative colitis patients

J.L. de-León-Rendón, R.Y. López-Pérez, N.I. Gracida-Mancilla, B. Jiménez-Bobadilla, L. Alarcón-Bernés, S. Mendoza-Ramírez, J.A. Villanueva-Herrero
2021 Revista de Gastroenterología de México (English Edition)  
Introduction and aims: The controlling nutritional status (CONUT) score has previously been shown to be useful for nutritional assessment and the prediction of several inflammatory and neoplastic diseases. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the potential use of the CONUT score as a method for nutritional screening and predicting severity in ulcerative colitis (UC). Materials and methods: The study was conducted on 60 patients diagnosed with UC. Demographic, clinical, and biochemical
more » ... , and biochemical patient characteristics were collected from their clinical records, and disease severity was assessed using the Truelove and Witts scale (TWS). The risks for malnutrition were evaluated through the nutritional risk index and the CONUT score. Results: More than 90% of the UC patients presented with malnutrition risk, according to the scores analyzed. Patients with a high (>6 points) CONUT score presented with moderate-tosevere activity on the TWS. A higher CONUT score was also associated with an increase in C-reactive protein (CRP) (P = .002) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) (P = .009). The data analysis was performed utilizing the SPSS version 19 program. ଝ Please cite this article as: de-León-Rendón JL, López-Pérez RY, Gracida-Mancilla NI, Jiménez-Bobadilla B, Alarcón-Bernés L, Mendoza-Ramírez S, et al. La escala control nutricional (CONUT): una herramienta prometedora para el cribado nutricional y como predictor de severidad en la colitis ulcerosa crónica idiopática. Revista de Gastroenterología de México. 2021;86:110---117.
doi:10.1016/j.rgmxen.2020.05.007 fatcat:rglu5y2fnngbrhmxtpj4pc3gka