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An elderly patient's compromised nutritional status has necessitated the use of a nutritional formula. When reviewing this patient's laboratory findings, the nurse should prioritize which of the following values?
A)Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)
B)Serum albumin
C)GGT, AST, and ALT
D)Blood urea nitrogen
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Abrams' Clinical Drug Therapy: Rationales for Nursing Practice
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For patients receiving nutritional formulas, the nurse observes for weight gain and increased serum albumin. In a patient with compromised nutrition, there is less emphasis placed on BUN, liver enzymes, and ESR.

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