Serum sodium and potassium

Serum magnesium

Serum albumin

Serum calcium and parathyroid hormone

MEDICAL RESEARCH
Medical Research

What is serum albumin?

Serum albumin and health

Optimal hydration

Medical literature

Medical literature

Abstracts of medical publications on the health benefits of elevated serum albumin














All-cause mortality

Albumin and all-cause mortality risk in insurance applicants.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21290995

Conclusion

When stratified by age and sex, albumin discriminated between all-cause mortality risks in healthy adults at all ages.

Ischaemic stroke

Serum albumin in ischemic stroke patients: the higher the better. The Bergen Stroke Study.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19420917

Conclusion

High serum albumin is associated with better outcome and lower mortality in ischaemic stroke patients.  High serum albumin may be neuroprotective in ischaemic stroke in humans.

Cognitive Impairment

Serum albumin concentration and cognitive impairment

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20205675

Conclusion

Low serum albumin is independently associated with increased odds of cognitive impairment in the elderly population.

Heart failure

Serum albumin concentration and heart failure risk The Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20691833

Conclusion

Low serum albumin levels are associated with increased risk for heart failure in the elderly in a time dependent manner independent of inflammation and incident coronary events.

Mortality in older persons

Serum albumin level and physical disability as predictors of mortality in older persons.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8089886

Conclusion

Serum albumin level is an independent risk factor for all-cause mortality in older persons.

Ovarian cancer

Preoperative serum albumin is an independent prognostic predictor of survival in ovarian cancer.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21735143

Conclusion

Low levels of serum albumin adversely affected survival by a statistically significant level across all stages of ovarian cancer.

Colorectal cancer

Serum albumin: a prognostic indicator in patients with colorectal cancer.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9654876

Conclusion

Pre-treatment serum albumin concentration was found to be an independent prognostic indicator in colorectal cancer.

Breast cancer

Is serum albumin an independent predictor of survival in patients with breast cancer?

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12549592

Conclusion

Low levels of serum albumin adversely affected survival by a statistically significant level for all stages of breast cancer.

Prostate cancer and other cancers

The relationship between the presence and site of cancer, an inflammation based prognostic score and biochemical parameters.  Intial results of the Glasgow Inflammation Outcome Study.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20717110

Conclusion

The systemic inflammatory response is common in a large patient cohort, increased by the presence of cancer and associated with high C-reactive protein and low serum albumin levels.

Serum albumin and cancer survival

Pretreatment serum albumin as a predictor of cancer survival:  a systematic review of the epidemiological literature.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21176210

Conclusion

Higher serum albumin was correlated with better survival in the majority of studies.  These studies included gastrointestinal cancer, lung cancer and other cancers.  

Albumin concentration controls cancer

Albumin concentration controls cancer.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2594053

Conclusion

High albumin levels throughout life bring security against all forms of cancer.

Carcinomas

Low serum albumin levels and liver metastasis are powerful prognostic markers for survival in patients with carcinomas of unknown primary site.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17063500

Conclusion

Lymphopenia and low serum albumin levels were identified as two new independent markers of prognosis in patients with carcinomas of unknown primary site.

Gastric carcinoma

Serum albumin as a significant prognostic factor for patients with gastric carcinoma.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17160496

Conclusion

Pretherapeutic serum albumin level is a significant prognostic factor for patients with gastric carcinoma.

Mortality from diseases

Association between serum albumin and mortality from cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other causes.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2574367

Conclusion

There was a marked increase in mortality rate with decreasing serum albumin concentrations.

Mortality risk

Association of serum albumin and mortality risk

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9250267

Conclusion

Serum albumin concentration is an independent predictor of mortality risk.  A direct protective effect of the albumin molecule is suggested by the persistence of the association after adjustment for other known risk factors.

Coronary disease and myocardial infarction

Serum albumin and risk of myocardial infarction and all-cause mortality in the Framingham Offspring Study.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12460872

Conclusion

Low serum albumin concentrations appear to be associated with an increased risk of coronary disease in both men and women.

Liver transplant

Revision of MELD to include serum albumin improves prediction of mortality on the liver transplant waiting list.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23349678

Conclusion

A linear, inverse relationship was observed between albumin and 3-month mortality.

Cirrhosis

Albumin: Pathophysiologic basis of its role in the treatment of cirrhosis and its complications.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23423799

Conclusion

Albumin function is reduced in liver failure. Albumin infusion reduces mortality.

Postoperative complications

Preoperative serum albumin but not prealbumin is an excellent predictor of postoperative complications and mortality in patients with gastrointestinal cancer.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22127071

Conclusion

Albumin level has superior predictive value.

Coronary intervention

The prognostic value of serum albumin levels on admission in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction undergoing a primary percutaneous coronary intervention.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23249632

Conclusion

Low serum albumin is a strong predictor for mortality.

Head and neck cancer and cirrhossis

The roles of albumin levels in head and neck cancer patients with liver cirrhosis undergoing tumor ablation and microsurgical free tissue transfer.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23285146

Conclusion

Low serum albumin was associated with medical complications.

Cardiovascular disease and HIV

Serum albumin and short-term risk for mortality and cardiovascular disease among HIV-infected veterans.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23343914

Conclusion

Low serum albumin levels are strongly predictive of mortality risk.

Antiretroviral therapy

Association of serum albumin concentration with mortality, morbidity, CD4 T-cell reconstitution among Tanzanians initiating antiretroviral therpapy.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23319741

Conclusion

Serum albumin concentrations identify adults at high risk for mortality.

All cause mortality

Gastric carcinoma

Ishaemic stroke

Mortality from diseases

Cognitive impairment

Mortality risk

Heart failure

Coronary disease and myocardial infarction

Mortality in older persons

Liver transplant

Ovarian cancer

Cirrhosis

Colorectal cancer

Postoperative complications

Breast cancer

Coronary intervention

Prostate cancer and other cancers

Head and neck cancer and cirrhosis

Serum albumin and cancer survival

Cardiovascular disease and HIV

Albumin concentration controls cancer

Antiretroviral therapy

Carcinomas


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