Transthyretin: Its response to malnutrition and stress injury. Clinical Usefulness and economic implications

  • Bernstein L
  • Ingenbleek Y
  • 11


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 32


    Citations of this article.


Serum transthyretin is an ideal marker for monitoring patients who are malnourished or have metabolic consequences of acute stress injury because it has a short half-life, it measures the level of metabolic deficit, the response to nutritional metabolic support, and because it is a prognostic indicator. Mounting clinical evidence indicates that the use of transthyretin to assess and monitor a patient's nutritional status results in improved treatment outcomes and lower overall healthcare costs.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Economic implications
  • Malnutrition
  • Stress injury
  • Transthyretin

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document


  • Larry H. Bernstein

  • Yves Ingenbleek

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free