Chronic kidney disease is now a global problem. When the kidney is not able to perform most of its function, transplantation or dialysis is required. The most common renal treatment today is hemodialysis. The use of modern technology in dialysis has made malnutrition less prevalent in undergoing haemodialysis. However, there are many factors that lead to malnutrition even with modern procedures of haemodialysis treatment.
The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.
Last date updated on July, 2014