( An ISO 9001:2015 Certified International Journal )

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical, Medical & Biological Sciences

An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)

European Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Research (EJPMR) has indexed with various reputed international bodies like : Google Scholar , Indian Science Publications , InfoBase Index (In Process) , SOCOLAR, China , Research Bible, Fuchu, Tokyo. JAPAN , International Society for Research activity (ISRA) , Scientific Indexing Services (SIS) , Polish Scholarly Bibliography , Global Impact Factor (GIF) (Under Process) , Universal Impact Factor , International Scientific Indexing (ISI), UAE  , Index Copernicus , CAS (A Division of American Chemical Society) USA (Under Process) , Directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ, Sweden, in process) , UDLedge Science Citation Index , CiteFactor , Directory Of Research Journal Indexing (DRJI) , Indian citation Index (ICI) , Journal Index (JI, Under Process) , Directory of abstract indexing for Journals (DAIJ) , Open Access Journals (Under Process) , Impact Factor Services For International Journals (IFSIJ) , Cosmos Impact Factor , Jour Informatics (Under Process) , Eurasian Scientific Journal Index (ESJI) , International Innovative Journal Impact Factor (IIJIF) , Science Library Index, Dubai, United Arab Emirates , Pubmed Database [NLM ID: 101669306] (Under Process) , IP Indexing (IP Value 2.40) , Web of Science Group (Under Process) , Directory of Research Journals Indexing , Scholar Article Journal Index (SAJI) , International Scientific Indexing ( ISI ) , Scope Database , Academia , 

 ISSN 2394-3211

Impact Factor: 7.065

 ICV - 79.57



Dr. Nahid Afrin*, Dr. Faruque Ahmed, Dr. G. M. Hafizur Rahman, Professor Dr. Muhammad Rafiqul Alam4, Dr. Hossain Muhammad Mustafijur Rahman, Dr. Tanvir Rahman, Dr. Al Asma Ul Taslima, Dr. Golam Mahabub Sikder and Dr. Rafi Nazrul Islam


Background: Nutrition is one of the key parameters in predicting morbidity and mortality in patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) on dialysis. Body weight, BMI, visceral protein level (serum protein, albumin, and transferrin) has traditionally been used as markers for nutritional status. Serum leptin has been recently added to the list of markers of nutritional status. It has been reported that serum leptin levels are high in patients with ESRD patients. Objective: The purpose of the present study was to measure serum leptin level and to study the relationship between serum leptin concentration, anthropometric measurements and laboratory markers of malnutrition in patients diagnosed as end stage renal disease on maintenance dialysis (HD/ CAPD). Methods: This cross sectional study was conducted from April 2017 to March 2018 in the Department of Nephrology at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka. Adult patients with chronic kidney disease stage 5 on dialysis (HD and CAPD) for > 3 months were included. Modified SGA was used where score <10 is normal, >10 was taken as malnutrition. Skin fold thicknesses, body mass index (BMI) and mid arm muscle circumference (MAMC) were calculated for anthropometry. Laboratory parameter like hemoglobin, serum creatinine, albumin, leptin, lipid profile, iron profile was done. Result: Serum leptin level of CAPD patients was higher when compared with those of HD patients. Serum leptin level significantly correlated positively with duration of dialysis, and serum creatinine in both groups and with age, BMI only in HD group. Conclusion: Based on above observations, we conclude that serum leptin level correlates with several malnutrition markers such as BMI, duration of dialysis, serum creatinine, serum iron.

Keywords: Serum leptin, Anthropometry, Malnutrition, End stage renal disease (ESRD), Maintenance dialysis (HD/ CAPD).

[Full Text Article] [Download Certificate]


  All Since 2019
 Citation  3086  2560
 h-index  18  17
 i10-index  64  44



  • New Issue Published

    Its Our pleasure to inform you that, EJPMR 1 July 2024 Issue has been Published, Kindly check it on


    JULY 2024 issue has been successfully launched on JULY 2024.

  • EJPMR New Impact Factor

    EJPMR Impact Factor has been Increased to 7.065 for Year 2024.

  • Index Copernicus Value

    EJPMR Received Index Copernicus Value 79.57, due to High Quality Publication in EJPMR at International Level

  • Journal web site support Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Saffari for easy download of article without any trouble.


  • Article Invited for Publication

    Article are invited for publication in EJPMR Coming Issue

Google Scholar Indian Science Publications InfoBase Index (In Process) SOCOLAR, China Research Bible, Fuchu, Tokyo. JAPAN International Society for Research activity (ISRA) Scientific Indexing Services (SIS) Polish Scholarly Bibliography Global Impact Factor (GIF) (Under Process) Universal Impact Factor International Scientific Indexing (ISI), UAE Index Copernicus CAS (A Division of American Chemical Society) USA (Under Process) Directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ, Sweden, in process) UDLedge Science Citation Index CiteFactor Directory Of Research Journal Indexing (DRJI) Indian citation Index (ICI) Journal Index (JI, Under Process) Directory of abstract indexing for Journals (DAIJ) Open Access Journals (Under Process) Impact Factor Services For International Journals (IFSIJ) Cosmos Impact Factor Jour Informatics (Under Process) Eurasian Scientific Journal Index (ESJI) International Innovative Journal Impact Factor (IIJIF) Science Library Index, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Pubmed Database [NLM ID: 101669306] (Under Process) IP Indexing (IP Value 2.40) Web of Science Group (Under Process) Directory of Research Journals Indexing Scholar Article Journal Index (SAJI) International Scientific Indexing ( ISI ) Scope Database Academia